Motor Racers - STEAM Project Guide

STEAM - Motor Racers
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STEAM - Motor Racers
Eurekus_MotorRacers (8).jpg
Motor Racers Sample Page.jpg
Quinn Racer.jpg
Racers_PinedaleMiddleSchool.jpg
Student Racers 4.jpg
Eurekus_MotorRacers (10).jpg
Eurekus_MotorRacers (14).jpg
Motor Racers_Odyssey.jpg

Motor Racers - STEAM Project Guide

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STEAM LESSON: Design, Engineering & Electronics

Charge your imagination with one of our most popular projects - Motor Racers! This dynamic program fuses engineering and electronics for fun and robust investigation. Explore circuits, motors, soldering and switches while designing your own mini, propeller-powered car. From in-class workshops and summer camps to adult events, makers of all ages have a blast creating and discovering. Motor Racers are a great project for many classes and settings - physical science, STEM/STEAM labs, Maker events, enrichment and DIY. They also offer great integrations with 3D printing for robust engineering/design challenges and STEAM inquiry.

Ages: Upper Elementary, Middle & High School, Adult Learner; Requires Soldering

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This Interactive PDF can be printed as a booklet, used on a device, or projected in class for students to follow along as they make.

CONTENTS INCLUDE:

  • Project Introductions

  • Supply Planner for Leaders

  • Supply & Tech Online Ordering Links

  • Soldering Station Set-Up Tips

  • Step-By-Step Photo Instructions

  • Instruction for No Soldering Option

  • Curricular Extensions in Math & Science

  • Samples of Student Work

  • Paper Wheels Templates

  • Battery Tab Templates

  • Trouble-Shooting Tips

  • NGSS & Common Core Standards

You can also find this Guide on Teachers Pay Teachers.


  1. Download STL files from our Google Drive

  2. Open STL files in Cura or other 3D print program.

  3. Nest as many of one size on your print bed. This will depend on size and speed of your printer.

  4. We use a Taz 5 printing fast with abs and fill the bed prints for 50 small wheels takes about 2 hrs.

  5. We recommend the smaller wheels for Motor Racers and the mid-size and large for Rubberband Racers.