06 December 2014

Hardcore Balloon Car

I don't remember 8th grade science class being that much fun.
An old lady drivelling on about textbook stuff.
Our kids got lucky,
a younger teacher with fun experiments.
Jake just finished his balloon car project,
reminiscent of a 60's slingshot dragster.
Wish I had pics of it's evolution.
It stretched out,
fenders were added,
then the runningboards like guards.
All to keep the balloon from getting caught in the wheels.
At home the speeds were over 2 m/s,
and ended up being the fastest in the class.
The cool trick done in the classroom was making a faster engine.
Two balloons doubled up to squeeze the air out quicker.

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