EASY Pinewood Derby Car WINS using Science!!!

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • 7 simple steps that ACTUALLY MATTER to building a winning pinewood derby car. I built a car in 45 minutes using these steps and crushed all the competition by more than 2 car lengths (proof is in the video :) Special thanks to Steve at DerbyMonkey.com for providing his expertise and materials for the video.

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    HERE'S HOW I MADE THE ROCKET CAR: https://www.faceclips.net/video/vlBxPjxacsk/video.html

    7 Key Steps:
    1. Max weight ~1" in front of rear axle
    2. Reasonably aerodynamic
    3. Ride on 3 wheels
    4. Lightweight wheels
    5. Bent polished axles
    6. Railride/alignment
    7. Lots o' graphite


    Dr. Acton's video: http://pinewoodphysics.com/index.html

    Pre-polished, bent axles to purchase: http://www.derbymonkeygarage.com/pre-bent-pinewood-derby-axles-p/1404.htm

    Also on derbydust.com which is where the photo came from

    Lightweight wheel options to purchase: https://www.derbymonkeygarage.com/wheels/

    More details on polishing the axles: https://www.faceclips.net/video/wdd-ZFbemIU/video.html

    Axle bender tool: https://www.faceclips.net/video/ZpNRt0F1YXQ/video.html

    More details on Rail Rider alignment: https://www.faceclips.net/video/9H96uufnygk/video.html

    Materials used in the video provided by www.derbymonkeygarage.com. It's also the only place I could find the pre-polished bent polished axles. Link provided above.

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  • Shaurya Goel

    Shaurya Goel

     13 hours ago

    looking to see if mason (mason's dad) replied

  • csonkaperdido


     17 hours ago

    I finally know where Elon got his inspiration for the CyberFuck... Err truck...

  • superitgel


     17 hours ago

    I see CyberTrucks!

  • thepostedtoast



    Me and my dad won first plate with our car we made, it was faster than yours too.

  • James Fetzer

    James Fetzer


    littarly comes with a derby car

  • Angela Vasquez

    Angela Vasquez

     2 days ago

    right after the wood cutting part it gets hecka complicated

  • Gameplayer 414

    Gameplayer 414

     2 days ago

    Thumbnail looks like Cybertruck oof πŸ˜‚

  • nascardude069


     2 days ago

    7:10 Fun and also Fuk

  • Martin


     2 days ago

    Teslas follow up model to the Cybertruck revealed?

  • Mirek Holecek

    Mirek Holecek

     2 days ago +1


  • Munsanny Money

    Munsanny Money

     2 days ago

    I like the Mario tingle you did when the cars rolled down! Like when you accelerate backwards faster in the game

  • evlredsun


     2 days ago

    y tf are you using a nail gun on a co2 canister?

  • Itz Kyumeii!

    Itz Kyumeii!

     3 days ago

    Why does the thumbnail looks like Elon Muskets new car?

  • lastchance045


     3 days ago

    WHY WHY WHY the insane music in the background? Drop the music and concentrate on the message

  • TheEpicYoshi 99

    TheEpicYoshi 99

     3 days ago

    Watching videos like this feed my brain

  • Mr Gameboy

    Mr Gameboy

     3 days ago

    When I did it my car was so they had to add 6 pennies and 3 quarters

  • halleffect1


     3 days ago

    just noticed the street fighter tshirt

  • A. A. M.

    A. A. M.

     4 days ago

    1:21 the cybertruck πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Bonnie Moses

    Bonnie Moses

     4 days ago

    That is so cool

  • Devin Cognito

    Devin Cognito

     4 days ago

    this was epic. really took me back to my step dad making my pinewood derby cars.