Category: Mashup

The Flying Wedge

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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: Build a Boat

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So I stumbled on this page about free boat plans: www.svensons.com… Originally, I was going to build the paddle pusher. It looked simple enough. Then I thought that as long as I was going to the trouble, I might build…

Beginning Robotics – Capacitors

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Capacitors are a very common gadget in almost any electric circuit. Capacitors are kind of like electrical springs. When you push down on a spring, you give it some energy. If you let go, the energy comes back out of…

Watermelon Smoothie Hack

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Found this one on Mark Rober’s awesome (but PG-13) Youtube channel. The kids are going to really think this is awesome. Chill a watermelon and make a smoothie with just a power drill and a coat hanger.  Trust me, this…

All the Pinewood Derby Secrets in One Video

Pinewood Derby Secrets Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RjJtO51ykY Mark Rober has put together a great video on what is really important when building a Pinewood Derby car.  As with any PWD modification, be sure they are legal for the rules your pack or district uses.  For instance,…