Tag: pinewood derby

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…

C02 Powered Pinewood Derby Car

This may be bending the rules a little, but what a great project.  This car was printed with a 3D printer and automatically fires two C02 cartridges when the starting gate goes down. See their website for the build details…http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5929

Free Design Software for Your Pinewood Derby

Autodesk 123D provides useful tools for making things – for quickly giving shape to your idea, exploring it, and most importantly, making it. 123D free 3D modeling software is integrated with content and making services that work together so you…

Pinewood Derby® Engineering Data

1) BSA® Style Wheel Modifications: bsa_wheel1.pdf 2) BSA® Style Axle Modifications: bsa_axle1.pdf 3) BSA® Style Standard Block Dimensions and Mass Properties: bsa_block.pdf 4) BSA® Style Unmodified Car Dimensions and Mass Properties: bsa_assembly1.pdf, template3.pdf 5) Tungsten Car Weight drawing (tungsten.pdf) 6)…

Pinewood Derby® Speed Tips

First of all, I would like to say that bandsaws are very efficient finger removing machines.  NEVER ALLOW A CHILD TO OPERATE A BANDSAW! That said, I have made lots of these cars, and have learned a little bit about…

Pinewood Derby® Plans

One of the funnest events in cub scouting is the pinewood derby.   Below are free plans to pinewood derby cars I have found to be very successful.  My personal recommendation is the Flying Wedge.  It is not the prettiest car,…