Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pinewood Derby

Last night our ward had a pinewood derby. Each FHE group got two kits, and last Monday we spent an hour listening to brilliant BYU engineer and physics students battle out what would be the most aerodynamic design. We just wanted to make a pretty one. Of course we procrastinated and started two hours before the derby! But it was beautiful! :)

What did we make?
Optimus Prime
It was awesome! Now I can't really take much credit for it. My neighbor Esther and roommate Alisa did most of the work. I just printed and Mod Podged the Autobot symbol all over it...including on the tires :)Isn't he pretty? :)

We weren't expecting the best results, but we made it to the finals! I think we got 3rd or 4th place! We may have hidden a bunch of pennies in the cab. :)

The other "aerodynamic" car in our group actually got first place. I wish I would have taken a picture of it. The car itself did look very wind resistant...it was very flat and felt as light as a paper airplane. But they finally realized that they needed weight, so they strapped a HUGE bolt on top of it (can you tell we didn't have any weight requirements?)


Lauren said...

HAHA! That is the most amazing pine wood derby car. I can't wait to show Brett. Love it.

Kristy said...

Very cool! You can help my kids when they have to do their cars.