Gravity Vehicle Science Olympiad 2012. Coaches Workshop October 22, 2011. Egg-less Scrambler. Similar to former event “The Scrambler” Come closest to reaching target Scoring based on time and distance Lowest score wins Distance announced after impound Braking mechanism can be employed
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October 22, 2011
(gravitational potential energy)
String from one axle unwinds and wraps around the second axle. Fed through, axles lock, car stops. Distance traveled controlled by the amount of string.
Uses a threaded rod for the axle, wing nut on the axle. Rotation of wheels = horizontal motion wing nut. Wing nut reaches a barrier, stops the axle. Distance set by wing nut placement.