The Science of the Pinewood Derby

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Speedster
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The Science of the Pinewood Derby

Post by Speedster » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:28 am

The Subject video is presently under "Car and Semi-Truck Construction" and is no longer available. Could this video be put under "Cool Websites" or possibly give it its own Forum.

I like to direct every new Derbytalk person to it and since they're already on Derbytalk it would make it easy for them to see it. I would like to have everyone see
Mark's wedge car that he races at the end.

The Youtube video is "Easy Pinewood Derby Car WINS Using Science".



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Re: The Science of the Pinewood Derby

Post by Eagle » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:12 am

The video is easy.
Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/-RjJtO51ykY

Some of the info is dated, but since it is the link that pops up in most searches it has been viewed millions of times.

I played this video for my class. Then I played the Inclined Kinetics podcast to discuss the updates. Available at:
https://www.buzzsprout.com/368066/13431 ... -the-field



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Re: The Science of the Pinewood Derby

Post by Speedster » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:28 am

Yep Eagle, it's the 1st one I like when we have a 1st time beginner. If they pay attention to that one and then ask questions on Derbytalk, I think they'll be off to a good start.
I'd like to see that video be a main Topic since they're already on Derby talk it would be easy for them to simply click on it. As of right now I'll simply refer them to what you posted. Thank you for that.



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Re: The Science of the Pinewood Derby

Post by Kindintentions » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:53 am

There is also a good quick breakdown of the video from 5kidsracing that can be found here https://5kidsracing.webs.com/sciencesecretsvideo.htm, basically gives most of the same updates and points from the Inclined Kinetics podcast.



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