Our design and technology unit this term has been a mechanisms unit where we have learnt how to make a slingshot car! To begin with, we used equipment to make a chassis for our car with axles for the wheels and part of the mechanism attached. Making the body of the car was no mean feat, though – we had to measure and design a vehicle body for a purpose, e.g. that had little air resistance, then add tabs around the edge so we could attach it together. It was tough but fun and we are very proud of our efforts!