Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pinewood Derby car for Cub Scouts ( concluded )

On the 21st I had a Pinewood Derby race for Cub Scouts. My dad and I ended up using some other tools,other than the ones I listed in my last post. Every car could not weigh over 5 ounces. According to the scale at the race, our car weighed a tenth of an ounce to much. So all my did was pull off a small weight. Before the race my dad drilled a couple bigger weights into the car. At the Pinewood Derby we where sorted into different divisions. Before the races began almost everybody had a time trial. Everybody raced three times. Whoever won the most times won first place in there division. There were about six or seven divisions. Most divisions had three people racing. I was only racing against one other player, who was in my den. He won two times, I won once. I got upset once the race was over, but my dad said that my car was in one of the divisions, some cars were bought, and some were made all most entirely by the dad. Every Cub scout that raced got a chocolate covered shaped like a car on one end, a badge, and a certificate!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pinewood Derby car for Cub Scouts ( begginning )

I am making a Pinewood Derby car for Cub Scouts with my dad. At first we were trying to make it look kind of like a Hot Wheel I had. Then we watched some short Pinewood Derby races on the internet. Then what looked like an almost completely flat car won the final race I believe! So then we started to get it more straight. The only tools we've used so far are: 3 chisels, hammers, sandpaper, and a pencil.