Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 19:52:10 -0400

Author: Dick Heckathorn

Subject: RE: Constant velocity toys

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Greetings,=0D=0A#1 choice - "Stomper Car" - has two forward constant =
speeds,=0D=0A#2 choice - "Stomper Car =0D=0A#3 choice - "Stomper Car=
=0D=0A=0D=0AThey use to be everywhere. I have seen them at times Kmar=
t, Walmart, and other such stores. I have not tried to purchase any l=
ately as I have about 30. Presently 7 are in the shop waiting for rep=
airs. Usually one needs to clean the copper strips that make contact =
to complete the circuit. They run on 1 AA battery.=0D=0A=0D=0AAt one =
time I was able to buy them for $1.59. They all had McDona
lds on them.=0D=0A=0D=0AAnyone out there seen any of them in the stor=
es recently?=0D=0A=0D=0AI also have a car called 2-speed racer. It is=
a pull back car that when released starts out at constant speed and =
after a short run begins to accelerate. Neat for using motion sensors=
to gather data and then graph it.=0D=0A=0D=0AThen there was the Jeep=
CJ-7 Renegade with electronic cruise control made by Fisher Price. "=
One is able to choose the operating speed of the Jeep from a slow cra=
wl to a high speed, and will hold that speed until yo
u change it or stop the vehicle." I must have got it in the mid 80's.=
Only date on it says 1984. Might find them at garage sales. It may b=
e too large for what you want. It is 10 inches long by 5 inches wide =
by 6 inches tall.=0D=0A=0D=0ADick=0D=0A=0D=0A> Helping teachers who t=
each, motivating students who learn.=0D=0A> "Science is nothing more =
than learning how to communicate with nature in such a manner that it=
will talk back."=0D=0A>=0D=0A> Dick Heckathorn 14665 Pawnee Trail =
Middleburg Hts, OH 44130-6635 440-826-0834=0D=0A> P
hysics Teacher Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy 4687 Wyoga Lake R=
oad Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224 330-929-0575 VM 120 > gnper090@=
wviz.org=0D=0A=0D=0A=0D=0A-----Original Message-----=0D=0AFrom:=09Gre=
g Puskar [SMTP:gpuskar@wvu.edu]=0D=0ASent:=09Tuesday, August 28, 2001=
2:58 PM=0D=0ATo:=09tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu=0D=0ASubject:=09Const=
ant velocity toys=0D=0A=0D=0AI would like to do a few motion experime=
nts using toys for prospective=0D=0Aelementary/middle school teachers=
. Before randomly buying something, does=0D=0Aanyone have any favori=
tes (cars, b
ulldozers, etc) that work particularly=0D=0Awell (with respect to str=
aight-line motion with constant velocity)? If so,=0D=0Awhere did you=
purchase them? Thanks in advance for your help.=0D=0A=0D=0AAs an as=
ide, if you have limited lab (desk) space, the new Gateway Profile=
=0D=0AIII (along with wireless printing)works very well. =0D=0A=0D=
=0AGreg=0D=0A=0D=0A=0D=0A********************************************=
*****************=0D=0AGregory Puskar=09=09 gpuskar@wvu.ed=
u=0D=0AAcademic Laboratory Manager=09=09 (304)293-3422 x 1455=
=0D=0APhysics Department=09=09=09 =20
(304)293-5732 (fax)=0D=0AWest Virginia University=0D=0APO Box 6315=
=0D=0AMorgantown, WV 26506=0D=0A*************************************=
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