About Nerdy Derby
The Nerdy Derby is a no-rules* miniature car building and racing
competition inspired by the Cub Scouts' Pinewood Derby. With a larger,
more undulating track and no restrictions on the size of the cars or materials participants can use,
the Nerdy Derby rewards creativity, cleverness and ingenuity.
The second Nerdy Derby New York will take place at World Maker Faire New York on September 21 & 22 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Visitors can bring their own cars to race, choose from a selection of pre-built cars, or make their cars on site in our workshop.
The first ever Nerdy Derby was organized by a group of students at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program for Maker's Faire 2012. The plans for the track are now available upon request for anyone interested in holding a Nerdy Derby event. Send an email to email@example.com for more information.
While there are technically no rules for the competition, we ask that participants exercise common sense when it comes to safety.
Over the last year, Nerdy Derby has been adopted by:
Nerdy Derby Denver
April 30, 2013
MSU Denver with Pololu & Adafruit
Austin Tinkering School
June 8, 2013
Round Rock Mini Maker Faire
120 Sundance Pkwy, Round Rock, TX
Nerdy Derby Chile
December 15 & 16, 2012
Santiago Mini Maker Faire
Nerdy Derby Milwaukee
October 6, 2012
706 S 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI