Optimum Resource is proud to present the new Hybrid Direct Drive Windows XP/Vista and Mac OS X native versions of its award winning program, Car Builder Deluxe. Sophisticated, yet easy to use, Car Builder Deluxe appeals to children ages 8 and up, teenagers and adults who are fascinated by cars. As "design engineers," users build cars on screen, specifying chassis length, wheelbase, engine type, transmission, suspension, steering, wheels, tires and brakes. All functional choices are interrelated and will affect the performance of the final design.
Next, users design the body of the car, now with complete pixel-bypixel flexibility, adding windows, custom details and paint finishes. The program then tests the car in a wind tunnel and around a test track, accumulating data about top speed, cornering ability, acceleration and braking. A complete evaluation report is displayed and users can adjust, alter, save and print designs for comparison against future creations.
Car Builder Deluxe teaches principles involved in building aerodynamic, efficient and safe cars. It introduces users to computer-aided design (CAD), enhances problem-solving skills, and fosters an elementary knowledge of physics and automotive design. Car designs and test results can be printed and stored for later use or modification.
“Parent's Choice Award” Parent's Choice Foundation
“Only the Best” Highest Rated Software, ASCD
"Guaranteed to capture the reluctant math and science student..."
Instructional Systems Technology
Lesson Plans and Supplemental Materials with School Versions and above.
What is Win/Mac Direct Drive?
In response to the request of many educators, we have designed our programs to install and work efficiently under both Windows XP and Windows Vista or Macintosh OS X Native or any combination. For example, a six seat Lab Pack could be installed on four Windows and two Macintosh computers from the same serial number. Direct Drive allows the entire program to install directly on the hard drive of each computer. After installation and activation, the CD is not needed
Will run on Windows 2000, XP,
Vista or PowerPC or Intel based
Macs with OS X v.10.4 and above
(specify DD). You may mix and
match installations to either
operating system. After activation
the CD is no longer needed to run
Internet connection recommended, but fax or mail may be used for product activation.