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Reverse Engineering: Plasma Cars!

Reverse (Fall 2013)Sean Murray

After wrestling with short-circuiting toasters and solar cells that seemed hellbent on shattering, we're closing the Summer/Fall session of Reverse Engineering with a big, mechanical challenge: Plasma Cars!

The shop buzzes with activity. There's no feeling quite like the first cut of a project.

It's a toy car that uses only inertia, friction and centrifugal force to move forward (at quite a clip!)! 

Zachary takes the store-bought plasma car for a spin.

We're off to a good start, and have one session left to try and get a working car. 

Stay tuned! 

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