Week 3 – The Gearing System and the Wheels

Our Engineer Level 1 entries are really coming together. Both the Bluebirds and the Mini Beans have attached the wheels and gearing system to their vehicles.

Firstly, we measured the dowel accurately and we made an axle. We attached this to the chassis, before carefully attaching the the wooden wheels. We made the gearing systems for both of the vehicles by using a hand drill. Once we had made the hole for the drive wheels, we attached an electric motor. The motor is joined to the drive wheel with elastic bands. We had to make sure that they were joined, ‘small to big’.


Next week we are making the shells for our vehicle… Watch this space!

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