Team Power Fist – Power Racing Series Update

At Maker Faire Detroit (July 31 – August 1 2010), the folks from Pumping Station: One have challenged hackerspaces around the world to participate in the Power Racing Series.

The idea is this: buy a Power Wheels car, mod it to make it MOAR AWSOME, and race it against teams from other hackerspaces. Very simple.

We got ourselves a used Extreme Dune Buggy, and let Jason go at it with the Sawzall.

There was much drilling, lathing, cutting, grinding, and welding.

The organising people announced the Early Bird Challenge a few weeks ago – post a video of your car driving 150 feet, powered by the motor you intend to race with. We didn’t quite get the points, but we did post a video:

  1. #1 by Paul on 2010/06/17 - 11:13 am

    Awesome progress so far guys 😀 I think Jason and I will finally get around to starting on the motor control cct tonight. BTW: Pretty pro that the PWRS guys used a pic of Jason for their banner for that contest 😀

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