Team Members: Ali and Kaydence, 4th graders
Ali and Kaydence showing off Sugar Rush.
Sugar Rush’s pulley system works by a solar panel getting the sun’s energy. Alligator clips attach’s the solar panel to the motor wich has a rubber band at the end that spins the wheel and axle so that the car moves. It is made of plastic corrugate, a solar panel, skewers, two medium and two large wheels, and most importantly lots of candy!
A problem we ran into was that the solar panel was not working but we were unsure of what was and what was not working so we changed motors several times, alligator clips once and finally we decided to change the solar panel and guess what? It worked!
Another problem we ran into was that the solar panel was falling off so to fix that we put the wires behind the sour patch kids box so that it was like a hook and would stay.
A complete view of Sugar Rush. It’s dimensions are 21 cm long, 20 cm wide and 41 cm long!
I hope you enjoyed our presentation and learning about our solar car!