Bargain Store Project #49 Clothes Dryer Gravity Car


In this episode I use a plastic clothes dryer from my local bargain store as the base for a gravity powered car. I make the wheels with disks cut from polystyrene pizza trays. This is the third gravity powered car I have made.

Main components
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plastic clothes dryer
polystyrene pizza trays
flower canes
fishing weights
fishing line

Main tools used
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Hot glue gun
Hobby knife
Scissors

Clearly many parts of the world do not have polystyrene pizza trays. They are just the packaging that my local supermarkets use for pizzas. I use them because they are free and would otherwise be thrown away. You could use any polystyrene or styrofoam packaging you can find or even buy foam board from model shops. The foam I am using is about 5mm thick.

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Tags : bargain, store, project, clothes, dryer, gravity, car,

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