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Nerdy Derby

Note: We had our first race at BarCampMilwaukee. Here's a recap:

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We are working on 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.)

Next Race

Maker Faire Milwaukee - Sept 2015

Building a Track

As of August September 2013 the DCRL is building the track. Buggs will work with Frankie to fit the electronics, starting gate, etc.

The following people have pledge money to make this happen:

  • Buggs - $200 - PAID
  • Pete - $30 - PAID
  • Ed H. - $20 - PAID
  • Shane - $20 - - revoked pledge.
  • Kevin C. - $20 - NOT paid
  • Vishal - $40 - PAID


Car Specs

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!

We do have two semi-rules: don't damage the track, and don't make anything so dangerous it could easily injure someone.


3D Printed Wheels

  • 32mm x 9mm (roughly, you can go larger, but don't go smaller)
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