Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Artist of the Week: Self Propelled

Nate by Teckelcar
Nate, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
Nate is this week's artist.

This picture is from last summer. The kids and Meryl were lighting sparklers and I was happily taking pictures of all the excitement. I like the far off gaze in his eyes. Nate is completely unaware of me and the camera, caught up in the moment.

As for the art, well it is another school project.

Nate's assignment was to construct a self propelled vehicle that could carry a modest payloads. One trip to the hobby store later Nate had the bulk of his building materials, from balsa wood to the propeller.
car by Teckelcar
car, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
The propeller, which came from a wooden plane kit, was a bit tricky. The original  rubber band was rather weak. I bought  more rubber bands for  Nate and he quickly switched them out. The end result was amazing, the car actually moves.

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