By user9157252 on Jan 25, 2008
So my son is in his final year as a Cub Scout (a Webelo), and has always entered the Pinewood Derby, though never for racing, just for design. He's either won, or come in second, every year.
But this year I decided that I had to enter, and get some much-needed telemetry from the car as it hurtled down the track.
Well, race-day is upon us. I have been busily building my car, and it's ready. I can't do the final assembly until race time, as I have to keep charging my on-car SPOT, but I can post some pictures here of the car in its current state.
- It's ugly
- It uses the required zip-tie to hold the whole thing together
- it most likely will not win any awards for speed or design
- the red LEDs on the back, and the green LEDs on the front, will flash while the car is running.
- I will post the actual race telemetry (using the Sun SPOT Telemetry Demo shipped with every SPOT Kit, slightly modified).
So, here are the pictures: