• Challenge 2: Dragbot
  • Test: Gears
Two meshing gears transmitting rotational motion. Note that the smaller gear is rotating more quickly. Although the larger gear is rotating less quickly, its torque is proportionally greater.
Your Challenge is to create a light weight, strong vehicle which can accelerate quickly, and reach the 4 meter finish line in a time faster than anyone else. Record your time and write a description of your progress.

Drag racing is a competition in which vehicles compete to be the first to cross a set finish line, usually from a standing start, and in a straight line. First gaining popularity in the USA after World War II, the sport steadily grew in popularity and spread across the globe. By 2009, there were hundreds of dragstrips in operation, mainly in developed countries.
Most drag races begin with a standing (stationary) start and are just 1/4 mile long (1,320 ft (400 m)). Races last between 3.9 and 17 seconds, with finishing speeds ranging from 80 to over 330 mph (530 km/h), depending upon the type of vehicle being used. The faster vehicles then need a parachute to slow down,


Robotics Ed