Author: Rob

Pinewood Derby Speed Series – Video 2

Video 2 in the Pinewood Derby Speed series let you in on the the best-kept speed secrets that make some wheels faster than others.  See how physics affects how fast your wheels accelerate.  See how buying more than one pinewood…

New Pinewood Derby Video Series

We are glad to announce our new and improved Pinewood Derby video series.  We are currently filming more, so if there is something you would like to see us cover, go ahead and let us know in the comments!

Easy Skateboard Rack

Here’s a pretty neat idea I stumbled upon when trying to organize the kid’s skateboards. I happened to have some leftover shelf brackets and some pipe insulation. The stars aligned when I saw how easily the brackets nested together. The…

The Flying Wedge

Build the Pinewood Derby® Legend: The Flying Wedge   The instructions given on this webpage are intended to convey general information about building the car.  Guards have been removed from equipment in many illustrations for clarity.   Always read and follow…

Project: Heat Treat a Piece of Metal

You might have heard about some metal being heat treated.  This means the way they behave has been changed by how they were heated and cooled.  Heat treating steel is done by heating it up and cooling it down at…