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Jan 20, 2007 Pow Wow. Pinewood Derby Tat Huen tat@pack802.org www.mdsc-PowWow.org. Overview. Start Planning – up to 3 to 4 months before the event Pre-Event Stuff Workshop Race Software Race Day Staff Equipment. Planning. Select Derby Committee Chair Pre-Event staff duties

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jan 20 2007 pow wow

Jan 20, 2007 Pow Wow

Pinewood Derby

Tat Huen

tat@pack802.org

www.mdsc-PowWow.org

overview
Overview
  • Start Planning – up to 3 to 4 months before the event
  • Pre-Event Stuff
  • Workshop
  • Race Software
  • Race Day Staff
  • Equipment
planning
Planning
  • Select Derby Committee Chair
  • Pre-Event staff duties
    • Write the rules – Design + Speed
    • Order trophies/medals patches/pins (2 mo.)
    • Set time and place then book it
    • Order and sell the kits at Pack meeting
    • Race day Lunch/Food - hotdogs, pizza, TrailsEnd Popcorn, cake auction
    • Collaterals
    • Workshop or Clinic
    • Computer setup and pre-load registrants
pre event rules and awards
Pre-Event – Rules and Awards
  • Categories determine how race is run and awarded(see copy of Flyer + Rules + Winner Posting)
    • Judges Choice, Realistic, Artistic, Creative, Extravagant, Patriotic, Ranks, Unlimited, Sibling. First 5 follow Blackhawk 500.
    • See copy of Trophy RFQ sheet ($500 - $1K)Design – only one winner eachEveryone goes home with a medal
pre event collaterals
Pre-Event - Collaterals
  • Download templates from ftp://www.mdsc-powwow.org/2006/pinewood
    • Trophy RFQ sheet
    • Registration list - name, den, rank, ID # for use in Mail-Merge
    • Place card next to car for Design judging and Racing ID (reuse for Cake Bake)
    • Registration sheet for Adult (Unlimited) and Sibling
    • Driver License to remember Car # and to claim car at end of race
    • Pinewood Derby Flyer
    • Design winner card – makes easy for judging (no double)
    • Rank Signs (reuse for Cake Bake)
    • Stick onto trophy – easy for emcee to announce winners
pre event workshop
Pre-Event - Workshop
  • List of tools http://home.simplyweb.net/bosworth/planning.htm#WORKSHOP
  • Download the presentation on how to make carshttp://www.pack802.org/Major-events/Pinewood/presentation/PWDesign[1].ppthttp://www.pack802.org/Major-events/Pinewood/pinewood.htm
pre event race software
Pre-Event – Race Software
  • Sample of available SoftwareGrandPrix, DerbyMaster, RaceView
  • Race methods
    • Do – use method that race cars as many times as practical
    • Do – use a timed or electronic track
    • Do – use lane-rotation or timed single-lane
    • Don’t – use single-elimination chart
  • Pre-load before race from scout list
  • Test the Timer and Track
event day staff
Event Day – Staff
  • Emcee
  • Track Master – pulls the trigger
  • Registration/Technical Judges – weights (most problem), dimensions, wheels (2nd problem area), design (check for non BSA kits)
  • Photo documenter – pictures of car designs and the event
  • Scorekeeper (2) – computer guy and hand written
  • Finish Line Judge / Runners
  • Lube Boss
  • Design Judges
  • Childcare
  • Food handlers
  • TiVo Operator
equipment
Equipment
  • Types of Tracks
    • Build it - http://home.simplyweb.net/bosworth
    • Wood - (Piantedosi) www.PinewoodDerbyTrack.com
    • Aluminum - (Piantedosi, BestTrack) www.BestTrack.com
    • Plastic - www.supertimer.com
  • Check-in
    • Scale, L/W/H checker, Clearance checker
  • PA System
  • Video – TV monitor + camcorder + TiVo
  • Food equipment Microwave oven for Popcorn, warmer for hot food
  • DVD and games for childcare
  • Last minute fix-it tools and table
posting results on the web
Posting Results on the Web
  • Pack 802’s Feb 2006http://www.pack802.org/archive05-06/Major-events/Pinewood/pinewood.htm
  • Blackhawk 500 – April 2006http://www.blackhawk500.org/2006/2006.htm
tivo instant replay
TiVo Instant Replay

RCA

Camcorder

RF

Modulator

TiVo

TV

Put in a tape

& start Record

To disable the

Auto power off

Put TiVo in

Ch 3 or 4

Remote control to do instant replay by:

Pause, GoBack 10sec, Play, Pause, Slow Forward, Live TV