Sunday, March 8, 2009

Juice Boxer

The Juice Boxer is the new and improved balloon car. This design is more aerodynamic then my previous ones. It has some secrets which I will explain further on.
As you can see, the chassis of my car is a juice box. The juice box made a great chassis because it can be cut into whatever size and shape you require. It is also very compatible with the size of the balloon because the chassis can sustain the balloon when it is blown up. Not like my other cars where the balloon made them flip.
The engine of my car is a balloon. The balloon could be blown into full diameter without touching the wheels. The air power of the balloon is what makes the car move. It is not necessary to inflate the balloon to full diameter. The Juice Boxer is light enough to move at a relevant speed in a straight line. The balloon also allows the Juice Boxer to travel 5 meters without a problem.
I have used an exhaust pipe to let the air from the balloon escape towards the rear end of the vehicle. Therefore making it move forward. The exhaust pipe is made of four straws and placed inside the balloon allowing it to be blown and exert air. The exhaust pipe regulates the expulsion of air from the balloon therefore making the air last longer and making the car go further.
The wheels of the Juice Boxer are made out of CDs. The CDs are perfectly round and and are relatively light. I chose them because the allow the Juice Boxer travel smoothly on the required surface. The CDs will move at almost any impulse of air or push. They are so sensible that the balloon does not need to be inflated to the maximum capacity. They are one of the main reasons why the Juice Boxer travels past 5 meters.
The axles of the Juice Boxer let the wheels rotate thoroughly without disturbance. The way the are made is essential for an improved movement in the wheels. It is important that the wheels are not too tight together because the car will not move.

Essential Items:
  • Six straws
  • Two kebab sticks
  • A juice box
  • Four CDs
  • Duct tape
  • A balloon
  • A lot of patience
What Happened?
The Juice Boxer managed to travel past the 5 meter distance in about 8 seconds. The Juice Boxer traveled smoothly towards the finish line in a decent time. This success was due to the excellent design that allowed the Juice Boxer to move smoothly in a straight line.

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