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,…
Make an Emergency Candle from a Stick of Butter
From Grant Thompson (thekingofrandom.com)…Most people wouldn’t think of butter as a flammable substance, but in this project they are! We’re making emergency candles that burn for hours .. using some toilet paper, and a bit of butter!
Make a Coca Cola Truck from Aluminum Cans
From Davehax.com. Here is a great little soda can project that you can do in a couple of hours. As with a lot of the projects we post, be sure to have plenty of adult supervision. It is super…
Essential Bike Maintenance Videos
Being the dad of boys means you will probably need to become something of a bike mechanic. Here are some of the best bike maintenance videos I have found.
Boys’ Life – July 1913 Edition
Check out this issue of Boys’ Life from 1913. All I can say is “wow.” Boys used to actually read. There are articles on shooting on swimming, shooting an air rifle, trek cart camping and more. But the best thing…
Pinewood Derby Photo Finish & Instant Replay System
Adam from raisinggeeks.com (a great site to check out) designed and built a completely awesome photo finish instant reply as part of his inventing merit badge. A big thanks to Adam and his dad for putting this on YouTube and…
How to Build a Spring Snare Trap
Reggie’s Outdoor has a great video about how to build a snare trap. This is a simple trap that can be easily built in survival situations.