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Power Racing Series Build

We're opening the space up for some build days for locals building modified Power Wheels cars to compete in the Power Racing Series. An event will be part of Atlanta Maker Faire in October, and there will be some opportunities to race at other regional Mini Maker Faires as well.

Are you building a car? Bring it down and build it with us in the workshop at Freeside! Want to build a car, but don't know how? Come on down, lend a hand, start or join a team! Total budget for a car is $500, not including the original donor child ride-on, 50% of the fair market value of the batteries in the car when it is racing, and a handful of safety gear, spares, tools and chargers in the pits. Count on a build costing $500 to $1000. We're going to meet every other Sunday to build, and may add additional meetups (days TBD) as Maker Faire gets closer. We may also piggyback onto some Freeside Open House nights to do some low impact work (it's hard to safely weld or operate large equipment with a lot of guests at the space).

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  • Tanju B.

    We're here chilling out back with the goats

    July 13, 2014

  • Randy F.

    I'll probably be there a bit before 10. Come around back and look for the open garage door. I probably won't be able to hear the door bell from back there.

    July 13, 2014

  • Tanju B.

    I'm 'finally' ready to weld up some of the frame and coming down with weld preps prepped.

    Also will be brainstorming ideas for the steering mechanism and how to connect the front and rear assemblies. The frame build is a total hack job making it up as I go.

    July 7, 2014

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