1st place Mousetrap Car Ideas- using SCIENCE

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Summary: To understand how mousetrap cars work you first need to understand the concept of mechanical advantage. There are 4 principles to win with a long distance car:
And 4 principles for winning with a speed car:
Finally, we visit the Science Olympiad to see these principles in action

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  • I have a extra idea (for speed run).{If you read please reply}.What if we put the weight on the rear.Just by mounting it almost inline to the rear tyres trying to bring the center of gravity almost on rear wheal. And use a pully like meckanism to transfer the power (thread). It will bring all the weight on the rear wheals increasing friction between the tyres and ground reducing drag in the beginning when in the later stage we did not need friction to increase coasting the rod will itself complete 180 moves and center of mass come toward the center or even little bit more towards the front where one can put thinner wheels bring the weight toward front reduce friction. If you read please reply.

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