Maker Space: Land Sailing Rovers

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Prep, 1, 2, 4, 7, 8


Chemistry, Physics, Technology

Sparklab Maker Space land sailing rover image
Maker Space: Land Sailing Rovers
How far will your wind-powered vehicle travel down a test track? Make a vehicle and create a customised mast and sail. Use a fan to propel your rover through some all-terrain challenges, such as different surfaces, ramps and bridges. Consider the properties of different materials and whether you need your mast and sail to be light or heavy, strong, rigid or flexible. Think about the forces involved as your rover moves forward.

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