Event: Junior Solar Sprint Division: 3-5
School: Buck Lake Elementary Team Size: 3

The Infernos

Team Members: Hunter, Zeke, Dominic, 4th graders

The Blaze

Our flow of energy is, the light from the Sun to the solar energy of the solar panel to the kinetic energy of the motor and wheel.

Our car’s materials are yellow paint, balsa wood car body, 2 cups, 2 allagor clips, 2 large wheels, 2 small wheels, duck tape, masking tape, 2 straws, 2 kebab sticks, a solar panel, a motor, and hot glue. Our car moves with a wheel attachted to the motor.

One problem we faced was that the solar car was tripping on the allagator clips, so we taped the allagator clips to the car. Another problem we faced was that the wheels were falling off, so we taped them to the kebab sticks.

On your mark, get set, go!
May we tell you about ‘Blaze?’

In the first test, the “Blaze” turned and crashed into the pole, breaking off an axel. In the socond test the “Blaze” went quickly downhill and uphill.

We hope you enjoyed our presentation about the “Blaze.”

13 thoughts on “The Infernos

  • May 6, 2021 at 12:51 pm
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    Pulley drive cars can be difficult to make, but you figured it out. Good work!

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  • May 6, 2021 at 9:27 am
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    Thank you we wanted to keep the solar car from falling apart.

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  • May 6, 2021 at 9:21 am
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    Thanks for the encouraging complement!

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  • May 5, 2021 at 11:24 am
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    Great job explaining your project, and the adjustments that you made. Very bright sunny colors on the car! Congratulations and good luck!

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    • May 6, 2021 at 9:20 am
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      Thank you, we worked really hard on painting the solar car.

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    • May 6, 2021 at 9:24 am
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      Thanks a lot for the feedback!! It’s means a lot!

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    • May 6, 2021 at 9:26 am
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      The reason that we added the colors is because the blaze went quick. We wanted it to seem like the car was on fire. Thanks for good luck!

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  • May 5, 2021 at 11:14 am
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    Nice job building the car, I liked hearing about why you added different parts to the car, plus that’s a pretty cool mascot!

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    • May 6, 2021 at 9:19 am
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      Thanks Nick!
      Those words are heaven to my ears!

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    • May 6, 2021 at 9:27 am
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      Thanks!! I told Zeke there was no such thing as a “fire bolt”. There is a “fire ball” though.

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  • May 3, 2021 at 9:58 pm
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    Interesting mascot and good explanation.

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    • May 6, 2021 at 9:30 am
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      Thanks! I did say to Zeke there was no such thing. There was a fire ball though.

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    • May 6, 2021 at 9:30 am
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      Thank you, we had to create our website with little time and appreciate your comment.

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