Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rocket Car: A Coke and Mentos powered car


Looking for the alternative sources of fuel is a herculean task that needs perspicuity and above all a lot of patience. And the chaps from the Maine have shown it in plenty. Well, Coca-Cola and Mentos breath mints when mixed together, Coke will...

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Looking for the alternative sources of fuel is a herculean task that needs perspicuity and above all a lot of patience. And the chaps from the Maine have shown it in plenty. Well, Coca-Cola and Mentos breath mints when mixed together, Coke will bubble and shoot up in the air is nothing new to all of us. However, the Main guys claim that they’ve harnessed that power to run the Rocket car. The vehicle is created by Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz of Buckfield features a utility trailer at the rear and a modified bike at the front. And the power from the chemical reaction has been harnessed, and very well harnessed, to roll the Rocket Car out of a hangar to a distance mark of 221 feet.



The Rocket car has 108 two-liter bottles of Coke Zero and 648 Mentos tablets and uses a piston mechanism wherein a six foot long rod sits inside a six-foot long tube attached to each bottle of Coke Zero. When the mentos tablets drop into the soda, the pressure press the road to come out of the tube and while 108 rods pushing at the same time generates a lot of power. The power further push against the a wall braced with 3,600 pounds of cement blocks and in this way the force is directed to roll the three wheeled Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car forward.


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Via: Foxnews / Nzherald




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