April 30

Pine Wood Derby

Hello! We are going to tell you about the annual boy scout’s Pinewood Derby. The Pinewood Derby is a wooden car race. Connor and I are boy scouts and ourĀ  troop is competing in this annual competition. We had to design and build our own cars for the competition.

First, I drew a sketch of my design. I made it thin at the point and wide at the back. I thought this would make the air go over it and it would be faster. The inside of my car is hollow. Next, I took a block of soft wood and carved it into my design. After that, I stained the wood light brown. Finally, I put wheels on it. It was ready to race.

At the Derby you take you car to the track and race. The track is slopped. It’s about fifteen feet long. You put your car at the top of the track and let go. The force of gravity makes the car go down the track. If you win your race you go to the finals and if you win that you go to the San Diego tournament which is outside of Qualcomm stadium. If you win that…you ROCK. Connor went to the finals in our area and he came in eighths place.

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Posted April 30, 2013 by Minecraftman in category Student Posts

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6 thoughts on “Pine Wood Derby

  1. Jordan & Cole

    Dear Ryan.
    We like swiming and biking as well its really fun.Did you actually make a creeper car.
    Swiming is one of my favorite sports because you can go underwater and see fish and crabs.Did you win the race?
    From Jordan & Cole

  2. tre16wil

    Dear Ryan,

    I race in a Pine Wood Derby too, funny thing. I don’t know if you guys have this or not but I’ve won best design 5 years in a row. Cool design I like it very much.Tell Connor he did good.
    Trent 761,

  3. Ryan (Post author)

    Dear Jordan & Cole,
    I came in 2 place in my den and Conner got in to first in his den. I hope you keep commenting on our blog!
    Ryan And Conner

  4. Ryan (Post author)

    Dear Trent,
    That is cool that you have won so many times.
    what pack are you in i am in pack 11 and in San Diego imperil county.

  5. Haley

    Dear Ryan,
    That was a good post! What place did you get in the race and did you make it in the finals?


  6. Cole

    Dear Ryan and Conner
    Our school does jump rope to raise money for the Heart and Stroke foundation. We raised all most $6,000. Do you do any thing at your school to raise money? We have a holiday coming up soon. It is this weekend. Do you have a holiday coming up soon? Our holiday is summer break for 2 months! I love summer break because its super sunny and I get to jump on my trampoline and I get to ride my bike and my scooter down to the park with my friends. Our class builet who houses from the Lorax and my partners were Carson Gavin Livea Kayia. I’m building a tall “who” house, kind of like a tree house.
    From Cole – a climb high blogger


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