Rubber Band Race Car

Ages 9-16+



Discover a need for speed — with speedy physics! Engineer a race car that runs on rubber band power and see how fast you can make it go. Explore the history of automobiles and the science of supercar speed. Then experiment with your race car to see how design changes can impact strength, speed, and distance.

Includes a step-by-step video tutorial link, illustrated blueprint instructions for this project kit, all the materials, and a special-edition Tinker Zine magazine for more fun!


  • Build the front frame
  • Build the back frame
  • Assemble the frame
  • Add the wheels
  • Time to race!


  • Racing Experiments
  • Automotive Engineering
  • World Record Speed

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