About the Rankine Car
- This is a car that moves itself across the table from the carbon dioxide created by vinegar and baking soda.
- It is based off of the Rankine Cycle Engine that is used on old steam locomotives.
- Baking soda and vinegar are added to the pressure tank, where they generate pressure to power the double-acting cylinder.
- The car will power itself across a surface under its own power.
- There are some concerns of safety such as over presurization and the use of the chemicals.
- This wil be a moderately priced toy due to the tolerances and assembly needed for the cylinder
- Materials will be made out of ABS and possibly PET plastics and hand assembeled.
1: Stirling Boat |
2: Visible Engine |
3: Rankine Car |
4: The Electrician
Carnegie Mellon University
January 25, 2010