Note: We had our first race at BarCampMilwaukee. Here's a recap: http://milwaukeemakerspace.org/2012/10/nerdy-derby-recap/
See this: nerdyderby.com
As of May 2013 we are discussing the building of a new track. It would be used for any public events we take part in, allowing makers to bring cars they've built, or allowing the public to build cars on the spot. (This is what we did for BarCamp, and it worked well. It's also a kid-friendly event.)
Building a Track
It's been suggested that we build our own track. Frankie has offered to CNC the needed pieces on the 4×8 router at the DCRL.
The following people have pledge money to make this happen:
TOTAL SO FAR: $280
Once we have the needed funds we can acquired the wood and get it cut. Buggs said we can try to hack his track timer to work with this new track, so we have an accurate timing system with little to no additional costs.
CAD drawings can be grabbed from here: http://2xlnetworks.net/ftp/download.cgi?code=490cyw (They look like this:)
The “standard” car parts. The only really important number is probably 1.75” for the base of the vehicle, so the wheels will actually fit on the track. Besides that, an “anything goes” approach should be taken. Crank that Creativity Dial up to 11!