Rocket Cars


October 2003

    Cars are propelled by the gaseous emission of CO2 cartridges


 Some cars have elegant design features while others are plain



Cars are launched by puncturing the tip of the cartridge with a steel pin


 At left, the teacher's car, the standard block of wood issued to every one. Each student designs his/her car and commits the plan to paper. A second student will cut the block on a band saw using only the paper design.

At right is a picture of the launcher