If you really want a background check on who or what EepyBird is, check out their About Us page here. The two guys behind the project, Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, recently decided to take the Diet Coke and Mentos test a little further… and by further we mean building a vehicle (or a Rocket Car) that is powered by the force created when mixing the two things together.
Here is their explanation of the whole thing:
The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car uses a piston mechanism: a six-foot long rod sits inside a six-foot long tube attached to each bottle of Coke Zero. When the Mentos drop into the soda, the pressure tries to push the rod out of the tube. With 108 rods all pushing at once, that gives us a lot of power. All that power is pushing against a wall braced with 3,600 pounds of cement blocks. So all the force is directed into moving the Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car forward. We get one big push for six feet, and then it’s all coasting from there.
Check out the video after the jump.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: EepyBird (via AutoblogGreen)