Todd Barricklow’s Figure 8 Racer

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Todd Barricklow’s Figure 8 Racer
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Watch this video featuring Todd Barricklow building his pedal-powered hot rod for the impending Death Defying Pedal Car Figure 8 Racing event at Bay Area Maker Faire in May. I especially appreciate his comment on the process of building and making, and the mistakes we make along the way:

Oh I did that wrong… Plus, I like to point out that it’s this whole process that is the fun part. It’s not ‘Oh I did it wrong and I have to do it over again.’ It’s ‘Oh I did it wrong and I get to do it again! I get to put this wheel on again!’

Right on Todd! I can’t wait to see this and other pedal-boxcar contraptions at Maker Faire. Enter your racer here to take part in this competition.

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I'm an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!

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