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.
"That's not art, my kids could do that," is the general aesthetic describing the paint-splattered-style of Jackson Pollock paintings. Looks easy, but it takes the right ratio of color to disregard for good results. These art cars are a tribute.
Remember Honey I Shrunk The Kids? Of course you do. How about crackpot inventor Wayne Szalinski's awesome radio-controlled lawnmower? Well, Chuck Copeland of Royal Oak, Michigan's built a sleeker version and this one plows driveways too.
Workers at The Henry Ford pulled out a replica of Henry Ford's 1901 racer and took it 'round a course laid out for the Power Wheels Racing series today at Maker Faire. But can it beat the pink Barbie car?
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.