DorkbotPDX is currently building a car for entrance in the 2007 Portland Adult Soapbox Derby. This page is a central area for collaboration.
So....first things first:
All on the same page? Excellent! Now the fun part:
Let's throw around a few ideas and see what sticks. After a few weeks, we'll pick the best one(s).
ala Mechamo Centipede
- Steampunk car
sketch below, but thinking of using an old whiskey barrel for the body. Bottom 3rd cut off to act as rear, top 2/3 as front, with spacer between for seat and post steering column, like in a Model T. There should be a large (enclosed, sadly) Tesla coil mounted on the back, with a base like this one. The front can hold ballast to make it heavier and faster.