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Formula "E" Racing

One of our regular events in Grad ID is the "Formula E" race, where the students build and race a radio-controlled car that is powered by a rubber band (the E stands for elastic). This is a fun exercise in hands-on mechanical problem solving. We make it even more interesting by asking them to create flyers and short video stories about the race. These are done in my colleague Richard Keyes' class and the results are sometimes quite entertaining. 

Above is last term's crew's advertising campaign. Below is a short film created by Uri Tzarnotzky and Koo Ho Shin for the 2009 competition.