This year Foundry (a new social network for Makers!) is sponsoring the Nerdy Derby track and is giving away SIX HUNDRED racecar building kits on a first come, first serve basis at the Faire on Saturday morning starting at 10 am. You can build you car at the Faire, or take it home with you and build it there, and then bring it back on Sunday (must be turned in at the track by 12 pm to race!) for the SUPER EXCITING COMPETITION starting at 1 pm . Build and race to win amazing prizes: gift ceritificates to SparkFun, Circuit Scribe Maker kits, and even a Makerbot 3D Digitizer!!
1) You can use these materials provided, or you can use any other materials you would like. But to race your car must :
a) be no more than 5 pounds
b) Contain no blades, spikes, projectiles, or pyrotechnics
c) be no more than 8 inches wide
2) You can work on the car at the Faire (Austin Tinkering School will be on site providing teachers, tools, and tinkering know-how) or you can take your kit home with you and work on it there but…
3) You MUST turn in your car on Sunday May 17 AT the Nerdy Derby racetrack BEFORE 12 pm to be able to compete. Cars turned in after 12 pm on Sunday May 17 will not be able to race. Cars left overnight on Saturday will not be able to race. You must be present to win.
a) Car bodies should be approximately 1 1/2 inches wide to be able to straddle the ‘rail’ of the racetrack. Wheels should be no more than 1/2 inch wider on either side.
b) Give your car an awesome name: The Abominator. Heck on Wheels. Texas Tornado.
c) Prizes are great, but above all else, HAVE FUN!!
5) Tweet a pic of your finished ride to @hellofoundry for a chance to win even more prizes!
NERDY DERBY: The Prizes!!