R/C Car Racing

In this workshop, students build and customize their own radio-controlled racing car and learn how to prepare and tune it for optimum performance out on the track. As they assemble their racers, students explore the basics of car mechanics, physics, electronics, and radio technology. Participants will learn about essential racing concepts and strategies and go home with their own R/C racers.

Note: This is a non-digital workshop; students need no knowledge of computers to participate.

Students will learn:
  • R/C car mechanical components, including suspension and power train
  • Physics of cars Including velocity, acceleration, friction, and centripetal force
  • R/C car design elements
  • Strategies and techniques for R/C track racing



This course is open to students entering Grades 8 through 12.

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2016

Workshop hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students should arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. There are free optional after-workshop activities most days from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.*

*Due to the July 4th holiday, Session 2 hours will be 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  After-workshop activities will be from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.



Session 1
June 20–July 1
Session 2
July 5–15
Session 3
July 18–29
Session 4
Aug 1–12
R/C Car Racing $1,549 n/a n/a n/a

Workshops marked "n/a" are not being offered during that session.

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