Physics and Astronomy

Robot Runner
Objective Create a "wheeled" vehicle with a minimum of two wheels which can travel along a path of length 3.0 metres.
Participants Teams of up to six.

The emphasis in this event is on creativity. The intent is that the device will propel itself .


The maximum time for this event is ten minutes. The vehicle must take a minimum of 30 seconds to complete its course

Notes The entry shown was made from an old disk drive. The energy was stored in the capacitor. A timing circuit delayed the start for 29.0 seconds, and then it took off like a rocket. Wonderful!
Source London District Science Olympics. This event was designed by Murray Kucherawy.

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