BATTERY BUGGY. Mike Johnson. 2010 BATTERY BUGGY. LAY PERSON’S EVENT DESCRIPTION: Teams will construct a battery-powered vehicle that: moves as fast as humanly possible, and… moves as straight as humanly possible, and…
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Teams will construct a vehicle that uses electrical energy as its sole means of propulsion, quickly travels a specified distance, and stops as close as possible to the center of the finish line.
TEAM SIZE: 1 or 2 students
EVENT TIME: 10 minutes to start two runs
Regional Increments: 50 cm
State Increments: 10 cm
National Increments: 1 cm
Track Width< 19.0 cm
Wheel Base24.0 – 28.0 cm
≤ Four ≤ 1.5V batteries
One ≤ 4.8V battery pack
< 1.0 cm
Run time is 7.89 seconds
7.89 seconds × 20 = 157.8 points
1234 mm = 1234 points
-20 point bonus!!
If the any of the Center Line tape is visible outside of a wheel at any time, then the Center Line bonus will not be awarded.