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Human powered racer!
The object is to build a human powered racing machine that must complete three laps in the lowest amount of time.
The catch : the machine must carry all members of the team!
What makes it tricky is that the simplest design, a wheeled frame powered by a single person wouldnt be very fast because it would have to carry all the other team mates!
The trick would be to figure out how to best channel all team mates available power to moving the machine... but leaves lots of problems of gearing, transmissions, etc. :-)
-Dan (To reply in email replace blort dot invalid with anime dot net)
-- Dan Hollis (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2001
The idea I have is for a mud boat. I live in South Louisiana, in the U.S. and down here we have alot of those things floating in the "bayous". That would be an intersting challange because most people does not know what they are.
-- Archie Chaisson,III (email@example.com), January 04, 2001.
-- Craig Holl (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2001.
How about a high powered coffee perculator..... the team that makes the most amount of coffee in a given time frame wins
-- david bellmore (email@example.com), January 04, 2001.
Build that human powered racer, mud boat, snowmobile, coffee perculator, or whatever! ..... And take away the oxyacetylene (welding)!!! What a challenge!!!!
-- Bob Heidtman (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2001.
How about a backhoe? The team that digs the deepest hole in a certain amount of time wins.
-- Graham Wyatt (Phil_good@hotmail.com), January 05, 2001.