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Aircraft Mechanics…and Pinewood Derby. Oh gawd yes!

Reader, David Sauter sent me this entry: So leave it to a bunch of aircraft mechanics  to build a car with a ducted fan with a single sheet  of carbon fiber for the nacelle Total price around $300  labor and … Continue reading

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Pinewood Derby in a Pinewood Derby Car

I have no idea who built this or whether it was an adult or a kid.  All I know is that this is PURE AWESOMENESS!!! Source.

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Egyptian War Chariot

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Gravity Powered Turbo!

In 2008, the Herman Miller company commissioned two Pinewood Derby Cars to by built by Kaiju Studios, a famous design firm.  It was in preparation for a fun race at the Industrial Designers Society of America expo.  Kaiju Studios was … Continue reading

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RoboCar

From the Maker Faire blog: Unlimited Derby entry by Tim Brandt “I have for the past several years made different cars for Pinewood Derby Races. Two are legal cars and two are unlimited cars. These cars all have one thing … Continue reading

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More rocket powered goodness…

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Concept car or baby rattle?

This gravity-driven “car” took the prize for “Best Design Exploration” at the 2006 Unlimited Derby car race, an event sponsored by IBM at the Industrial Designers Society of America conference in Austin, Texas. It was designed by ID-One, a creative … Continue reading

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