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    I’m 38 years old and have been a Lego mainiac since I was 8 years old. Legos were the foundation for welding, mechanics, and carpentry. Growing up I had to tell myself that I don’t care what other people think, this is what makes ME happy. If your children are girls and love Legos then teach them it is ok no matter what anyone else says. I am very excited about building rubber band powered cars with my niece and her mom is an engineer! Building is way life…

    legos are for everyone ages 1 – 99
    I’m 38 years old and have been a Lego mainiac since I was 8 years old. Legos were the foundation for welding, mechanics, and carpentry. Growing up I had to tell myself that I don’t care what other people think, this is what makes ME happy. If your children are girls and love Legos then teach them it is ok no matter what anyone else says. I am very excited about building rubber band powered cars with my niece and her mom is an engineer! Building is way life…

  • Hi! I discovered your site while searching for some fun LEGO projects to do with a homeschool LEGO class I’m helping lead. I love all the ideas! This week I was planning on doing the rubberband powered cars (posted back in July 2014) but I’m running into a problem and the main blog post doesn’t have any discussion about this issue in the comments. I was hoping some of the folks around here could help me out…

    Hi! I discovered your site while searching for some fun LEGO projects to do with a homeschool LEGO class I’m helping lead. I love all the ideas! This week I was planning on doing the rubberband powered cars (posted back in July 2014) but I’m running into a problem and the main blog post doesn’t have any discussion about this issue in the comments. I was hoping some of the folks around here could help me out…

  • Goku Son commented "i have to make a car run at least 3 meters out of CDs, cereal box, rubber band, and etc. This is for my Engineering challenge" so I checked my videos and realised that I haven't done a rubber band powered car based on a cereal box, probably because my cereals come in plastic bags. Today I bought some cereal in a box so that I could make a suitable car. It covers the 5 metre length of my kitchen easily using the lightest of my rubber bands so the power could be upgraded if extra speed is required. I use strips cut from rubber washing-up gloves to give the back wheels extra grip.

    If you have a question it is probably worth reading this video description first because the answer may already be here. To help you find my videos I made two search guides or or checkout my playlists page

    Main Components
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    1 cardboard cereal box
    4 CDs/DVDs
    8 plastic bottle tops
    2 barbecue skewer
    2 drinking straws

    Main Tools
    -
    Craft knife
    Hot Glue Gun

    Some helpfiles
    Making the CD wheels
    CD Wheels with Cardboard Hubs
    Putting rubber tyres on CDs
    Connecting rubber bands
    Connecting the band to the axle

    Here is a selection of related playlists
    Toy Cars playlist is a selection of related playlists
    Rubber Band Power playlist
    Rubber Band Power Cars
    Rubber Band Power Car #8
    Rubber Band Power Car Back to Basics
    RBPC for Snowman plays247
    Brakes on Rubber Band Cars playlist
    Carrying Dropping Pushing Pulling Stopping playlist
    Rubber Band Power Planes
    Rubber Band Plane Prop Assembly Demo playlist
    Rubber Band Powered Boats
    Rubber Band Wikipedia
    Size 64 rubber band measure 3 1/2"x 1/4"x 1/32" or 89mm x 6mm
    Other People's Rubber Band Cars
    Bargain Store Projects
    Charity Shop Gold or Garbage
    I have thousands of videos on YouTube covering a wide range of subjects. To find them follow my search guides or or see my playlists page
    Generally my projects are for my grandchildren to enjoy. OK, I enjoy them too. If anybody else likes them, that is a bonus. I like to keep my work as simple and basic as possible so that it can be copied easily and improved by anybody who wants to try themselves. I recycle or repurpose items rather than buy new and when I do buy I like to keep it cheap.

Build a Rubber Band Car - Home Training Tools

Rubber Band Powered Car #9
I found a cardboard tube in my scrap box so I decided to make another rubber band powered car. I am in the middle of trying to do a rubber band powered crawler bot but I am not having much success so I am having a break from it to cheer myself up.
I filmed the build in real time and did very little editing to it so you can see this project only took about 20 minutes.

If you have a question it is probably worth reading this video description first because the answer may already be here. To help you find my videos I made two search guides or or checkout my playlists page

Main Components
-
Cardboard Tube
4 CDs/DVDs
8 Plastic bottle tops
2 Ballpen tubes
2 cardboard triangles for braces
2 thin Garden canes or barbeque skewers
Some rubberbands

Main Tools
-
Hot Glue Gun
Bradawl
Hobby Knife
Cutters/Nippers
Pencil Sharpener

Some helpfiles
Making the CD wheels
CD Wheels with Cardboard Hubs
Putting rubber tyres on CDs
Connecting rubber bands
Connecting the band to the axle

Here is a selection of related playlists
Toy Cars is a selection of related playlists
Rubber Band Power playlist
Rubber Band Power Cars
Rubber Band Power Car #8
Rubber Band Power Car Back to Basics
RBPC for Snowman plays247
Brakes on Rubber Band Cars playlist
Carrying Dropping Pushing Pulling Stopping playlist
Rubber Band Power Planes
Rubber Band Plane Prop Assembly Demo playlist
Rubber Band Powered Boats
Rubber Band Wikipedia
Size 64 rubber band measure 3 1/2"x 1/4"x 1/32" or 89mm x 6mm
Other People's Rubber Band Cars
Bargain Store Projects
Charity Shop Gold or Garbage

I have thousands of videos on YouTube covering a wide range of subjects. To find them follow my search guides or or see my playlists page
Generally my projects are for my grandchildren to enjoy. OK, I enjoy them too. If anybody else likes them, that is a bonus. I like to keep my work as simple and basic as possible so that it can be copied easily and improved by anybody who wants to try themselves. I recycle or repurpose items rather than buy new and when I do buy I like to keep it cheap.