Power Wheels Race Post Mortem (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the Power Wheels mod adventure…This is the race to get to the race with a functional vehicle.

So did we make the race? Well, yes and no.

Last Minute RepairsI had to leave at 8:30 am on Saturday morning to get home for my son’s soccer tournament.  Ann and Shan were already in Atlanta waiting, blowing up my phone at 9 hoping that we were on our way.  Unfortunately, the guys were still chugging along trying desperately to get the car tested.  I didn’t hear anything back from them until around 11:30am.

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Power Wheels Race Post Mortem (Part 1)

If you have been following our progress, two weekends ago the Red Mountain Makers attended the Atlanta Maker Faire to enter into the 2014 Power Wheels Racing Series race.  The races were on both Saturday and Sunday and there were about 16 teams.

We pushed hard to finish the project the last two weeks in September.  The battery cost was picked up by one of our sponsors Tools for A Time out of Jacksonville, FL (Thank you!). They gave us the three 12 volt motorcycle batteries we needed to put in series to make the 36 volts need to run our motor.

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Fiber Lab Basics

We’re almost ready to officially launch the Fiber Lab. I still have a few more equipment thingies to document (such as which machines use short shank feet and which use long – you really don’t want to use the wrong foot type!) and some supplies to purchase before we get going. I’m taking appointments for Member and Maker equipment certification after October 6th (this is to ensure that you know how to use the machines without breaking them – after that, go wild!). Email me directly to set up a time that is mutually convenient for both of us.

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