On April 6 & 7th, the MakerFX Makerspace Power Racing Team loaded up 5 electric cars and headed to Maker Faire Miami for their first Power Racing Series exhibition race. We were joined by Andrea & Mike from MakeMIA Makerspace (and you might recognize them as part of the Witch Doctor team from Battlebots!)
The Racing was Awesome!
On Saturday we had normal sprint races, the popular relay race and a parade through the Maker Faire exhibits.
Fun, Friends, & Too Much Power
On Saturday night, we had some amazing Cuban food at Moonlighter Makerspace in Miami with the event organizers and out of town guests. While we were increasing our race weights, we talked about the planned 75 minute endurance race for Sunday. Let’s just say that 75 minutes on a short track in the Miami sun with only one functional didn’t seem like the best idea….so, the “Chicken Enduro” was born. (Skip ahead to the Chicken Dance!)
We also had a crash (but everyone is ok!) and a flying battery box…
Miami Racing was a Blast!
We will be back next year! Thanks to everyone that helped build these cars, transport them, race them, and organize the track and the races!
Visit MakerFX for our Open Make events on Friday nights to see our Power Racers, and to learn how you can create your own Power Racer for the races at Maker Faire Orlando this November!