The Power Wheels Racing series is simple: Take any Power Wheels vehicle, modify it, and race it. The all-electric series results in last-minute, hacked-together racing machines of dubious quality, questionable safety, and spectacular entertainment. It's the perfect Maker Faire motorsport.
"Life Size Mousetrap," is a 30,000 lb, 16-piece Rube Goldberg machine designed to smash cars by dropping a two-ton safe from twenty feet high. Video below.
This weekend Jalopnik's attending the 2010 Maker Faire: Detroit as an official sponsor. The Midwest's largest do-it-yourself event is running July 31st and August 1st at The Henry Ford in Dearborn and will be the place to be this weekend.