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my co2 car

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#1 posted 1567 days ago

What the heck is a co2 car??

-- Dennis, WV

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#2 posted 1567 days ago

CO2 cars are usually made from balsa wood and are all about going fast. They hold those 3” CO2 cartridges that can be punctured with a pin and they shoot off. Used to demonstrate many mechanical and physics based principles like friction, aerodynamics and such. Part of many engineering programs around the country/world. They use starter boxes and laser systems to time the races, etc.

-- Rich, WNY,

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#3 posted 1567 days ago

looks like this one will really run. As a former Tech Ed teacher I can tell you kids love this activity and learn several different lessons while having fun. Makes me want to get out my scroll saw and crank one out 8)


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#4 posted 1567 days ago

Ah! Brings back memories! Mine in my tech ed class did .88 seconds down 15 feet I belive. Long time ago. :p Had a new record.

Yours looks good!

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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#5 posted 1567 days ago

Actually the CO2 cars are built of Basswood. I dont know if all of them are, but I think that Balsa would be to weak.

The car looks great. Make sure you post a final photo winning the race! When I made mine in Jr High we made the newspaper (and my car was in the lead) make sure you put graphite in the axles.

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#6 posted 1567 days ago

Brings back a few memories of junior high school. I made one when I was in grade 9 I think but someone stole it on me lol

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#7 posted 1567 days ago

My son is making one right now. I had him ask his teacher if I could make one for for. (on my dime). Teacher said sure…. So, I’m making mine to look Cool… not so fast. Josh’s looks pretty fast.


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#8 posted 1566 days ago

Good job, and I second that video request.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#9 posted 1566 days ago

fun project

-- Custom furniture

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