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Making and tinkering can motivate and inspire young people to excel in STEM subjects and prepare them for careers in design, manufacturing and entrepreneurship. Many students never get the opportunity to 'make', take apart or construct at home. I believe that education has an obligation to expose students to creative hands-on experiences while building their problem solving skills and 'making' self-esteem. Furthermore, not all students excel in our standard academic environments and these hands-on tools may provide them with that much needed opportunity to apply and create.
One of the most popular questions we get on OneCar is if the car can be de-constructed and re-cycled for another Year group?
The answer is: Yes, of course! And it will bring you some savings.
There are a few considerations, though. If the chassis boards were mistreated, decorated or converted then you may need to order replacements from us. Also - the motor holder in the earlier versions was stuck down with double sided tape and this may need replacement. The same goes for the Velcro dots. Also you will need to pull the wheels and axle pulleys off the axles using a pair if pliers.
We can supply you with replacement parts at a reasonable price so please send us an email with your requirements.
All OneCar packs now have the motor clamp included. This makes the mounting of the motor to the chassis board easier. It also eases the adjustment of the tension in the rubber drive belt.
Motor holders (with straps) are still included and used for mounting the motor onto the cup or other structures.