Dayton Maker Faire Boneyard Build-Off

Growing up my favorite show was Junkyard Wars.  My Dad and I would watch each episode and pick a team that we thought would win.  If you’re unfamiliar it was a show where two teams squared off in a challenge to build something (hovercraft, pumpkin catapult, drag racer, etc) out of nothing but the stuff in a junkyard.  Now I wasn’t really the most mechanically inclined kid growing up so it kind of always seemed like a pipe dream to compete in such a competition.  That was until I was on Twitter and saw a post on such a competition going on and even better only a few miles from my house.

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Of course my mechanical skill set has now improved and I’ve been fortunate to surround myself with people who are smarter than I’ll ever be in these fields.  So I figured this is  the perfect time to check off Junkyard Wars off my bucket list.  The fine people at the Dayton Mini Maker Faire were kind enough to accept the group of shop class rejects that I have formed to compete.  The kick off event takes place this Saturday, July 8th at the Protobar in Dayton (such a cool place).  Check out the link below to learn more about the event and I’ll try to post more information on this event as it comes out.

Click on the link for more information  Boneyard Build Off

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