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Due date for the Jumper Car is the first class meeting after vacation.

Each group will make a brief presentation to the class showing the way their car and remote works. You will have an opportunity to demonstrate features at that time.

Your group should be prepared for this due date with:

  • a functioning jumper car
  • a functioning remote control
  • a notebook with notes on your process of building the car and remote.


You are welcome to work on this project over vacation, but the shop will be closed. Everything you really need could be scrounged from busted stuff or bought from Radio Shack, Lowes or You Do It Electronics in Needham.


Here are some notes on what your project should and could have:

Student Names


  • Forward and backward on at least one motor
  • Use a momentary switch to pulse motors to run them
  • Kill switch on car
  • One power source, ideally the 6 volt lantern battery snake, but 3v or 9v battery is acceptable

Extras on Car

  • Ground effects
  • Forward/backward indicator light
  • Amusing style


Remote Clicker

  • Use (blue or some other color)CAT 5 cable, 4 pairs of solid core wire to get to the car
  • Switches to make car run forward, backward and pulse motor
  • Placement of switches and controls logically located

Extras on Remote Clicker

  • Motor on indicator
  • Forward Backward indicator
  • Use of project box for remote
  • Use of found object for remote



  • Names of group members on cover
  • Drawings of circuit diagrams in process of being made
  • Drawings of construction of car
  • Written notes on build process
  • Examples of where you see these circuits/functions/fabrications in the world around you

Extras on Notebook

  • Web addresses for more information on aspects of the project
  • Prints from web pages with good information you needed
  • Circuit board traces

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