We believe in the power of sharing knowledge, tools, and tech among inspired people of all ages and abilities. We believe that crowd sourced research and development will be the solution to some of the most difficult challenges our society faces today -- transportation, renewable energy, viable education for our technological world. Most of all, we believe that ordinary people, students, hackerspaces, and small start ups will lead us into the future.
Through our innovative racing series, we make engineering entertaining and approachable. We work to advance technology education and encourage people to try something new.
We run an annual racing series in which small teams from all over the country strip down and build up kids' power wheels cars and race them on a specially designed track for hundreds of cheering fans. The challenge -- to create a working electric vehicle for less than $500 using open source tools and tech -- encourages progressive use of available technology and inspires our teams to help each other, even in the spirit of lighthearted competition. We believe these inventive creations will eventually inspire the street legal electric vehicles of our future.
We are the Power Racing Series, and we want you to help us change the world.
The 2013 Power Racing Series is upon us and here's the first official look at our upcoming race schedule.
Special one-off exhibition race featuring all new teams from the West Coast in the biggest Maker Faire on the calendar. Special guest judge Jay Lamm from the 24 Hours of Lemons series will invent penalties for the teams on the spot.
First round of the series takes a trip to KC's gorgeous Union Station. Expect the track to be tight, slow corners followed by mid-length straits. The cars with the best handling will show great promise here.
Our Landmark race returns yet again! The Detroit circuit is a bumpy high speed affair that will challenge driver skill more than anything else. The track usually features long sweeping corners that necessitate finesse and driver rhythm.
Long straights and hairpin turns will make for some interesting racing at the inaugural Fort Wayne event. Plus, put your car through something truly unique - Fort Wayne's own obstacle drag race, check out http://makerfairefortwayne.com/racing-2 for details.
Can we say New York, NY again? I think New York, NY we can!