Engineering Saturday: Balloon Powered Cars

2 11 2009

Engineering students from UT came on Saturday to show us how to make balloon powered cars!

balloon powered car

Air from the balloons shot out backwards, which pushed the cars forward. The cars with the bigger balloons tended to travel a greater distance because there was more air to propel the car farther.

ballon powered car in the making

The students were nice enough to provide the instructions so you can make one at home! Click here to download the instructions as a Word document.




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