2 Dune Buggy ChallengeDesign Challenge:To design and construct a 4 wheeled elastic band powered Dune Buggy frame vehicle. It will be launched down a flat surface, where it will travel as far as possible. This is an interschool challenge against Maple Creek Middle.
3 Background Knowledge King Post Pratt Truss Albert Fink Truss Squire WhippleWarren TrussK Truss
6 The team then chooses which logo will be shown on the side of the car. Procedure: 1 + 21. Create your race team. (A team will consist of two members.)2. Each member of the team, will design a team logo. Hand the logos in for marking!The team then chooses which logo will be shown on the side of the car.
7 Procedure 33. Create a Dune Buggy ideation sheet, consisting of five possible frame designs.Each member of the team will create a ideation sheet.Keep in mind that the frame will need to support the weight of the car and take the stress of the elastic power.Choose your best design and have the instructor review your design for practicality.
8 Procedure #44. Draw out the maximum “Envelope” on your Final Drawing sheet.The envelope is a rectangle that shows the largest size that your final product may become.Each student will design a drawing or their own idea for the Dune Buggy!Maximum: 55L x 25W x 20H grid spacesThese dimensions allow your Dune Buddy to fit in the shop storage bins.Minimum: optional
9 Drafting Envelope Width Height Length First + Last 20g 25g 55g Names: Date:55g25g20gLengthHeightWidthFirst + Last
10 Procedure 55. Layout your final design on the graph paper provided. Show the bottom and side of the Buggy Framework.This drawing is to be 1:1 scale.Use a ruler and a pencil.You must have a flat (horizontal) line at the bottom of the car.Show the location and general size of gussets.Remember to leave room for the elastic band axel
11 Final Drawing First + Last Names:First + LastDate:When the drawing is complete, hand it in for grading. Then choose which team member’s design will be used in the construction.
12 Procedure 6 + 7 Building the Dune Buggy Materials: Coping saw, file, sand paper, band saw, glue, tape, wax paper, assembly board, final drawing.Building Procedure:#6 Cover your drawing with wax paper. Cut the wood pieces to fit the bottom view of your design. Glue the pieces together.Tape the joints together to keep them in place until dry.#7 After the bottom is assembled, start on the TWO side views.
13 Congratulations: your Dune Buggy frame is complete! Procedure 8-11Building Procedure:#8 Using tape, glue the two sides onto the bottom.#9 Cut the wood pieces that will join the two sides together at the top.These are called (Horizontal braces).#10 Cut out the paper gussets. Glue these on when appropriate.#11 When the sides and bottom are dry; glue the top supports in place. Use tape to hold the pieces in place.Congratulations: your Dune Buggy frame is complete!
14 Procedure 12+13 Axel Assembly #12 Rear Front 1. Cut one length of 3/16” dowel long enough for the rear axel.2. Cut a length of 3/16” dowel long enough for the front axel.3. Cut appropriate lengths of straws for both axels. #13RearFront
15 Procedure 14 Glue around! Not on wood axel! Attaching the CD’s Glue gun both sides of the CD/Black washer…Lay the flat side of the plumbing washer on the table. Place a CD around the washer (both flat against the table).Glue around the join only. Let dryFlip over the CD/Washer the other side.Do not get glue on thewood axel or the white washer!Glue around!Not on wood axel!
19 Race TestingDrivers will test their own vehicles for the best performance. Each team will have two runs: the best distance will be recorded.The best 3 teams from each term will be invited to compete in the End of the Year Challenge against Maple Creek Middle.
20 Evaluation Overview Total /200 Ideation - Five designs sheet /5 Grid Final Drawing layout /50Logo (Individual logo) /15Individual construction /100Team work (equal effort, time, etc) /10Performance of car (distance) /20Total /200Effort * Appropriate use of class time* Work is handed in on time G S N* Level of group work
21 Dune Buggy Competition Criteria/Evaluation Ideation - four designs This is an individual activity… each student makes their own ideation!· Four different side views /3· Neatness: ruler and pencil used /2/5Team LogoThis is an individual activity… each student makes their own Logo! Carefully coloured + outlined details /8 Effort (Time + Neat + Tidy) /2 8-1/2 x 11 clean, flat, well kept paper /2Appropriate content (words/picture) /2Name and block / /15
22 Dune Buggy Competition Criteria/Evaluation Final Drawing - layout This is an individual activity… each student makes their own drawing!Top and bottom Envelope (shown maximums) /5In pencil (lightly) + ruler used /5Line Neatness (clean, single, smooth lines, etc) /15Corners sharp (shows joint type when appropriate) /15Gussets shown (neatly drawn) /5Name + block /5/50Racing DistanceThis mark is based on a performance scale. The cars that receive the greatest distance will receive 100%. The next cars that roll the greatest distance will receive 90%, and so on. The shortest distance possible will be a default distance of 8-10 feet. The highest total mark for distance is 20 marks.
23 Dune Buggy Competition Criteria/Evaluation Dune Buggy Team ConstructionConstruction/JointsQuality DifficultyStrengthJoints touchTidy glue MINIMUMCD/washer gluing correct Axles parallel Spirit, logo on car Gusset (neat,tidy) Team Group work_____/50 x 2 = _____%
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