Engineer electric moving machines that roll using a motor, battery, gears, and cool craft materials. Students build essential circuit making skills – creating switches, checking electrical continuity, and optimizing electro-mechanical components!
This can be an extension of most electricity, kinetic energy, and momentum lessons, and connects to explorations of design thinking, project-based problem solving, and competitive design.
Participants have access to a wide variety of materials and supplies to enhance their design. Each solution is unique and all go home!
Here’s an example of some electro-mechanical vehicles made by makers: