Electric Race Car

$18.00

Single SKU: 1824-07

10 Pack SKU: 1824-08

The TeacherGeek Electric Racer is everything you need to drive a student's interest.

Bring the excitement and intrigue of electric cars into your classroom. This activity provides you with plenty of materials and instructions to design, construct and evolve a unique battery-powered car. This activity introduces true STEM engineering as students use Science, Technology, Engineering and Math processes to develop their design solutions. In addition, the components of this activity are designed to be used with recycled materials such as wood, metal and plastic. Additionally, purchase a solar panel to take your Electric Racer even further.

Electric Race Car Educational Goals

  • Utilize the design and engineering process
  • Encourage creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking
  • Learn about electric power
  • Innovate (Build your own unique car)

Electric Race Car Activity Document Downloads

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(Solar Panels available here, sold separately)

TeacherGeek Tools You'll Need

What tools will you need to do this activity?

Process

Process Description

Recommended Tool 

Alternate Tool

Cutting

Cutting dowels, strips, recycling bin items, etc.

Multi-Cutter

Saw, Pruning Shears

Reaming

Change splined holes in components from press fit (dowels press and stay) to loose fit (dowels are able to slide and rotate).

Reamer

#3 Drill Bit and Drill

Screwing

Tighten and loosen screws

Screwdriver

None

Holding and Pulling

Hold nuts, pull apart components

Pliers (optional)

None

 

Soldering

 

Soldering wires to motors or other wires 

Soldering Iron Package (optional)

None

Sets of tools can be found here.
 

Make your Electric Car even better by incorporating recycling bin material.

Additional Supplies Needed to Build an Electric Car: This activity requires AA batteries, TeacherGeek Tool Set (reamer, multi-cutter, pliers, screwdriver, hammer, slider block) and a ruler.

To make a Solar Sprinter, solar panels are available separately. 

Process

Process Description

Recommended Tool 

Alternate Tool

Solar Power

Convert your Electric Racer to a Solar Sprinter.

 solar panel 

None

Electric Car Components

What's in the Electric Car activity?

Component: 10pk Quantity: Single Quantity:
Connector Strips 40 4
Hole Plates 20 2
70mm Pulleys 10 1
55.5mm Pulleys 10 1
25.5mm Pulleys 10 1
9mm Pulleys 10 1
50 Tooth Gears 10 1
40 Tooth Gears 10 1
20 Tooth Gears 10 1
10 Tooth Gears 10 1
Wheels 40 4
Rubber Band Tires 40 4
Battery Holder 10 1
Small Rubber Bands 100 10
300mm Slide-Stop Material 3 1/3 (100mm)
Perpendicular Blocks 40 4
Dowels 80 8
Stop Clips 40 4
Angle Brackets 20 2
1½” Screws 20 2
Hex Nuts 60 6
Locking Nuts 20 2
Fender Washers  20 2
5/8” Screws  60 6
Project Motor 10 1
Project Motor Mounts 10 1
Motor Adaptor Pins 15 1