Simple Machines: Car Lever Exhibit
The goal of the exhibit was to show the visitor the mechanical advantage of the lever as a simple machine. The visitor would be able to lift a life size car from two different points on the lever to see how the length of the lever arm affected the force needed to lift the car.
The difficulty of this exhibit lay in the space available. We needed to find a car that would fit the space and our budget. After not being able to find a suitable car, we opted to build one using kitcar components and a custom built chassis.