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Nerdy Derby is back for 2021!

Nerdy Derby is a miniature car building and racing competition inspired by the Cub Scouts’ Pinewood Derby. You can bring a car to race, or build one onsite using recycled materials!

The awesome Nerdy Derby track was made by the team at Factur using a CNC-router and a lot of bolts!

We need your recycled supplies for the Nerdy Derby race. Bring any of the following supplies for your car, or to help stock the Nerdy Derby construction area!

  • Anything vaguely wheel shaped (spools, washers, small lids, actual wheels from old toys, pingpong balls, slices of wooden dowels, etc.)
  • Car bodies: pieces of wood, stiff cardboard, pvc and/or cardboard tubes, anything 12″ or less
  • Decorations: pipe cleaners, construction paper, foam core, markers, googly eyes, stickers. anything to make the cars more interesting to look at.

If you have large quantities of these items and would like to donate them before the event, email us at

Special thanks to the team at Factur for making Nerdy Derby possible at Maker Faire Orlando and to Adam Temple for sharing these pics from the Nerdy Derby area at Maker Faire Orlando 2016.

For more information on the Nerdy Derby race at Maker Faire Orlando, email us at: