Intel® Future Skills: My New Ride

Project Overview: Design and build a uniquely-you car, boat, or other moving contraption –using DC motors, recycled materials and your creative ingenuity!

Project Information:

  • Project category: Design

  • Difficulty level: Intermediate

  • Time range: 60-90 minutes




A world of infinite possibilities. That is the Intel® Future Skills vision. And this is just the beginning of your journey toward innovative thinking and doing.

Welcome to the My New Ride project. Your mission is to design and create a moving vehicle, or boat, (your new ride) using DC motors, rubber bands and other craft or recycled materials. Some of our favorite materials to use are: craft sticks or recycled plastic bottles, wood skewers and drinking straws (for axles) and glue or tape to hold it all together.

When you are finished, share your design and feedback with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Optional Supplies - Plastic gears, propellers, kiddie pool to use with the boat creations.

Click here for a preview of the guide.