R/C Car Racing

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

You will learn:

  • R/C car mechanical components, including suspension and power train
  • The physics of cars, including velocity, acceleration, friction, and centripetal force
  • R/C car design elements
  • Strategies and techniques for R/C track racing

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




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

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2017

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 1 hours will be 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  After-workshop activities will be from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Session 1*
June 26–July 7
Session 2
July 10–21
Session 3
July 24–Aug 4
Session 4
Aug 7–18
R/C Car Racing n/a n/a

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

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