Monthly Archives: November 2010

Submit your DerbyMonster & win these books

The guys at Fox Chapel Publishing just handed me 8 sets of these awesome Pinewood Derby books.  They’re looking for the most diabolical derby car out there.  Can you build it? Here’s the deal:  Start with a standard Cub Scouts … Continue reading

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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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Steampunk Blowfish – air powered Pinewood Derby car

This is so friggin’ cool, I’m about to hyperventilate!  “Sliptonic” built this pressurized air powered derby car using a round Coke bottle, copper tubing and a CAD program. He entered it into a no rules Pinewood Derby race, filled it … Continue reading

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Top Gun: Do-it-yourself propeller car

Here’s another one from the guys over at .  They even posted plans.  They’re my kind of freaks…  Here’s the link.

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Build your own rocket car

The guys over at came up with this freakin’ sweet rocket propelled Pinewood Derby car that even includes a parachute.  I think I’m in love.  You can see more pics and purchase the plans here (link).

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Not my type

Seriously, it’s not my type.  I didn’t build it! Sweet design from a grown-ups derby competition.  Read about the whole thing in the Make Magazine blog:  Source

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Happy Thanksgiving!


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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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CO2 powered Pinewood Derby truck (made from 2 kits)

CO2 powered Pinewood Derby Car (Truck) for a ‘No Rules’ race. Queen Creek, AZ

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