Motor Racers - STEAM Project Guide


Oct 2021

Charge your imagination with one of our most popular projects - Motor Racers! This dynamic program fuses engineering and electronics for fun and robust investigation. Explore circuits, motors, soldering and switches while designing your own mini, propeller-powered car. From in-class workshops and summer camps to adult events, makers of all ages have a blast creating and discovering. Motor Racers are a great project for many classes and settings - physical science, STEM/STEAM labs, Maker events, enrichment and DIY. They also offer great integrations with 3D printing for robust engineering/design challenges and STEAM inquiry.


  • Project Introductions
  • Supply Planner for Leaders
  • Supply & Tech Online Ordering Links
  • Soldering Station Set-Up Tips
  • Step-By-Step Photo Instructions
  • Instruction for No Soldering Option
  • Curricular Extensions in Math & Science
  • Samples of Student Work
  • Paper Wheels Templates
  • Battery Tab Templates
  • Trouble-Shooting Tips
  • NGSS & Common Core Standard


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