Thursday, January 28, 2010
We had a good time last night at what will be T's last Pinewood derby. He got to carry the American Flag for the Flag ceremony and was also awarded his Bear Badge.
We got somewhat late notice that it was time for the Pinewood derby but his car turned out pretty darn cool. He wanted a somewhat simple design so we cut it down low. He added a light up "rocket booster" and a Lego Darth Vader to complete the car after the cool paint job was applied. I will post a picture of his car later once I remember to get a good shot of it.
We got the car dialed in right at 5oz but when race time came it did not perform well. He was a bit bummed out. I could see that the back was not moving well but the rules are once the car is weighed in and entered you can not touch or fix anything.
After the races were over we figured out the problem. One of his back wheels was basically stuck and would not move at all. In between races, in order to prevent the cars from rolling around they are placed on their tops. Due to the design of his car this caused his to lean on one side and caused one of his back wheels axles to bend and the wheel to become stuck to the car. We quickly fixed that and he raced some of his friends for fun. This time his car came in 1st or 2nd every time. We have high hopes for the Stake Pinewood derby on Saturday. Going to add a dab of super glue to the axle to hold it in position and avoid this issue again.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
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Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Ok, I know it has been forever since I posted. I am going to try something new here. For Father's Day I got a new Google G1 phone. It has all kinds of access and toys. So I am going to try and use it for these quick posts and updates. I first posted this with the phone and I am now adding a few details. The picture below is my current phone wallpaper. It was the only photo on the phone and wanted to see how it would handle pictures. Let's see if I can keep it more upto date now for you all.