Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Final Balloon Car (Jacob)

Kay so like everybody else, i made last changes. Well not really, I made a completely whole new car since the other cars we made failed. This car took me 4 hours and a little help from my parents. The materials I used were: Balsa wood (light and thin wood), plastic wheels, tape, balloon, and straws. This car turned out to be the best out of all 4 we've made but there is only one problem. It can cover the distance required but the car cannot run straight. There is no picture available because Francis has the camera. lol!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Model 2

Model number two actually turned out to be more of a success then model one. The axis on the wheels were fairly balanced which allowed a smooth and straight motion. We used a plastic water bottle, plastic wheels, chop sticks, balloon, plastic tube, and tape. With 5 trial runs, the balloon car managed to travel an average distance of 4-6 metres.

Model 1

For our first model we used plastic wheels, cardboard box, tape, and a balloon. We've tried numerous times trying to adjust the axis of the wheels so it would go straight but it just didnt work. So Model number one turned out to be a failure..

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I will be providing our new models with details of how it will function, pictures and diagrams, and steps on how we build our next models. I will be descriptive as possible so you guys can understand how it operates and to get feedbacks and different opinions.

New Blog Update

Hey guys I had some trouble making this blog look nice like some of yours :/ . Honestly I'm not really good with these things. So I finally took the time to get my lazy butt to play around and fix/switch some stuff around the blog. We also came up with our new logo/banner for our blog. Please give me some feedback to these changes. Thanks

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ballomobile #1

Hey everyone. I'm very excited to introduce our first model. Like I said before, our goal is to use our creativity to extend our model in different shapes and sizes. Our goal here was to make the balloon as small and light as possible.

Materials For Balloon Car 1:

  1. Balloon
  2. Scissor
  3. Duck Tape
  4. Straws
  5. Pair of plastic wheel
  6. Small rectangle cardboard piece/small flat object
  7. Thumb Tack

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Hey guys, welcome to our site. Our company "Balloomobile" will try and come up with atleast 3-5 balloon car expirements to tackle this challenge. We will make all sorts of cars from small, light, heavy, big, and etc. We wish everyone good luck and have fun!

Jacob Kim and Francis Vuong