Balloon Cars by Dr. Gwen Bryan, Research Scientist, IHMC

January 27, 2024

In January, the Science Saturday topic was Balloon Cars, led by Gwen Bryan. Participants built balloon cars using empty plastic water bottles and 3-D printed wheels. Balloons were attached and inflated with smoothie-straws to provide propulsion. Participants learned some of the engineering principles important to the design and performance of four-wheeled vehicles. Fun was had by all when students were able to race their cars against one another.