Starting time for video instructional sections are listed below.
2:47 - Drawing isometric and multiviews of vehicle
4:10 - Drawing the vehicle outside dimensions
6:28 - Drawing left and right sides; front and back
8:55 - Locating axle holes
11:17 - Cutting out vehicle body
12:30 - Punching location holes for axles
13:00 - Score and fold vehicle body
14:25 - Tape corners
15:21 - Make axle bearings
18:58 - Assemble axle bearings to vehicle body
22:33 - Measure and cut axle bearings to correct length
24:18 - Measure and cut axles to correct length
26:12 - Making wheels
29:55 - Finding center of each wheel
31:29 - Punching axle holes in wheels
32:03 - Attaching wheels to axles
33:00 - Cab construction example
33:55 - Customize vehicle example
- Track is made using 9-10 feet of aluminium foil or paper towels stretched from edge of table top to the floor. Taped at both ends.
Isometric and working drawing worksheet (PDF)
This YouTube video helps explain science concepts that enhance the importance of building good axle bearings, axles and wheels for the project.
This YouTube video shows the world's fastest Gravity Racer setting an 85.6 mph record.
Wheel patterns (PDF)
Possible discussion topics for independent learners or for whole class during project.
Cars built to last - short video showing concept cars of the 1950's