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!
Things are moving quickly with our Engineer Level 1 entry. We have attached the wheels and gearing systems on both the VW camper van and the Mystery Machine!
Firstly, we measured the dowel accurately with a ruler to make the axle. We then attached this to the chassis, before carefully attaching the wooden wheels.
To make the gearing system for both of the vehicles, we had to use a hand-drill to form the holes for the drive wheel. The drive wheel goes from the electric motor, to the center of the vehicle. We then use elastic bands to join the motor to the drive wheel: small to big.
Soon, we will have made the body to our vehicles! Watch this space..!
Watch the video of us using attaching the wheels and using a hand drill at http://www.norbridge.org/y5-acer-class/