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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  • qwerty uiop

    qwerty uiop


    y e e t

  • Connor TSIH

    Connor TSIH


    i just realised that mark's smile is a lot like his son's

  • Coburn Karma

    Coburn Karma


    Kind of takes all the fun and anticipation for kid to be a kid....PWD has become Rocket Science.

  • Blake Taylor

    Blake Taylor

     3 days ago

    Hey! you're wearing that same, or a similar shirt in the horn in the desert video!

  • Esa Syt

    Esa Syt

     3 days ago

    Was looking through the comment section and no one referenced SouthPark? Why???

  • Harley Danvers

    Harley Danvers

     7 days ago

    Mate in Australia we use compressed air to push our cars up to 100kmph

  • Sem Smans

    Sem Smans

     7 days ago

    Haha, when these viewers are dads, you know witch video the watched😂

  • Dinesh Ravindran

    Dinesh Ravindran

     7 days ago +1


  • When pigs fly

    When pigs fly

     7 days ago

    i could’ve used this during girl scouts when we did this gosh dangit

  • o k

    o k

     14 days ago +2

    We have almost 50% pine in finland's forest

  • mokkhy


     14 days ago

    Who will win : a pinewood racer or A nasa
    scientist who had earned physics all his life?

  • My linh Nguyen

    My linh Nguyen

     14 days ago

    just steal his mark’s 45 minutes car

  • conelover 1234

    conelover 1234

     14 days ago

    kut samsung

  • Mackay Buss

    Mackay Buss

     14 days ago

    Ouch, I actually built my own, the only help I received was from from brother's own experiences.

  • Maria Bautista

    Maria Bautista

     14 days ago

    like what they do in trains

  • Eclipsim Zero

    Eclipsim Zero

     14 days ago

    This is how i strategies my mmorpg player stats

  • Kaedon Matthews

    Kaedon Matthews

     14 days ago

    Like your shirt

  • Coxboys x1

    Coxboys x1

     14 days ago

    My pinewood car was 1 hundredth a second to breaking a record

  • Emma Bennett

    Emma Bennett

     14 days ago

    I won against literal every one when I was little and my brothers were cubs. But of course since I was ONLY A SIBLING I didn’t win anything

  • Harris Healy

    Harris Healy

     14 days ago +1

    I remember watching this trying to make a pinewood derby car