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by Vitamin K
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: church race rules
Replies: 18
Views: 268

Re: church race rules

That car in question was sporting a guide pin in front, FWIW.
by Vitamin K
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...
Replies: 100
Views: 2332

Re: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...

Forget being a scroll saw ninja...Whoda is a Scroll Saw Samurai! That's some amazing work there.
by Vitamin K
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...
Replies: 100
Views: 2332

Re: RE: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...

That is great information! Thanks Whoda and VK. I am looking at purchasing a scroll saw currently so this information will tie right into where I would be going next... Blade types and recommendations. I have a band saw we use for cutting off the small body from the large blocks but the scroll saw ...
by Vitamin K
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Plans for a Hot Rod Car
Replies: 25
Views: 1318

Re: Plans for a Hot Rod Car

So pretty!
by Vitamin K
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...
Replies: 100
Views: 2332

Re: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...

Whoda, I've never tried the reverse tooth, but I am keen on anything that makes cutting profiles on the scrollsaw easier! (Though, I do have a bandsaw, so some of that pain is offloaded). Is there any more risk of the piece being jerked upwards by the reverse tooth blades? I have a little "foot...
by Vitamin K
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...
Replies: 100
Views: 2332

Re: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...

derbypain wrote:Vitamin K thanks on scroll saw... On you picture example what wheelbase are you using? 5"?

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Correct, it is a 5" wheelbase car.
by Vitamin K
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...
Replies: 100
Views: 2332

Re: RE: Re: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...

OK scroll saw.. Good deal.. Not familiar with a scroll saw... Do you have to disconnect the blade and reinstall to scroll the inner portions of the frame out or is it a quick release/reconnect process? I assume you have to drill a hole in the area to scroll out to get started? Is it pretty easy to ...
by Vitamin K
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...
Replies: 100
Views: 2332

Re: Any recommendations for car design? Help appreciated...

Hey guys my son has been practicing bending nails and I think he has it down. So today we went out to practice on a blank 3/8 inch think piece of pine with the sole purpose of him getting better at routing out a ladder type design car. It did not go the best it could have. We were using a drill pre...
by Vitamin K
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ford/STEAM Derby rules
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Ford/STEAM Derby rules

Boo on the "four on the ground" rules. Besides, a raised wheel invites a great physics talk.
by Vitamin K
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Arduino upgrade of Microwizard P2XL
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: Arduino upgrade of Microwizard P2XL

While the power supply might be 9V, it is likely that there is a 5V converter built into that circuit. You can still try giving Stuart, from Micro Wizard, a call. He likely will point you in the right direction for your conversion. This is correct. The Arduino Uno can take a voltage source between ...
by Vitamin K
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: Drilling angled Axles?
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Drilling angled Axles?

The problem I see cutting the car is if your rules require the stock wheelbase of 4 3/8". If your inspector is very strict that distance is not going to be accurate and you might get disqualified. I would think you could probably shim the car to accurate length if need be. Also, his rules allo...
by Vitamin K
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: Drilling angled Axles?
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Drilling angled Axles?

Another option for doing positive camber + toe with a straight axle: http://pinewoodderby.websitetoolbox.com/post/drift-adjustment-for-cubs-7000286
by Vitamin K
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Girl Scouts Championship Race
Replies: 48
Views: 967

Re: Girl Scouts Championship Race

FWIW, the blue (and red!) wheels tested considerably worse than the blacks or yellows when my kids and I did pre-build wheel selection this year.
by Vitamin K
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Newbie Axle question
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Newbie Axle question

Uh-Oh... Vitamin K, the reason you might have read to not use super glue, the latest in one of Maximum Velocity News letters, is not because super glue won't hold. It is because Super Glue gives off toxic fumes or whatever it gives off as it's drying. Whatever it gives off allegedly can damage your...
by Vitamin K
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: First car sanity check
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: First car sanity check

I wonder if you could just extend the rear end of the block just far enough out from the side of the Bullet to be accessible by the drill. Shouldn't need to protrude more than an inch or so for the rears...

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