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 The car is powered by a 16 ft rubber band that propels it at upwards of 30mph for a few hundred feet. Two servos enable braking and steering. We focused on creating a vehicle that would combine all of our past engineering education with the sculptural and aesthetic skills we have acquired at Art Center. We drew inspiration from mid 1950's formula 1 cars as well as the truss structures found inside the bones of a birds wing. These structure are both light and rigid, ideal properties for the car we wanted to design. The mechanical layout was arranged in SolidWorks, and prototyped through several iterations. Once the mechanisms were finalized, a combination of rhino and t-splines was used to develop the biologically inspired truss form. The manufacturing of the body was sponsored by advanced 3D printing company, SolidConcepts.