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Power Racing Series Comes to Atlanta

We are excited to announce that the Power Racing Series will be making its debut appearance in Georgia at Maker Faire Atlanta this year. The Series brings the thrills and excitement of adults racing modified children’s toys around a track of unknown length to the cheers of hundreds of spectators, fans, and curious passers-by.

We will provide the race course, timing system, Moxie board (check the rules) and FABULOUS AWARDS, but we need YOU to provide the fastest, craziest, most insanely modified electric vehicles possible, while keeping under a $500 budget and obeying all of our safety rules, written for your protection and amusement.

Credit: NC Derby

Credit: NC Derby

Do you think you have what it takes to rip apart a Barbie Camaro and turn it into a competitive electric racing machine? Would you rather spend your $500 budget on a great costume and gently drive around the track being a nuisance to those other makers who have taken this thing way too seriously? Then we hope you will put together a car and come be part of the most exciting semi-legit $500 electric racing event featuring adults on kids’ toys in the world!

Credit: Opacity

Credit: Opacity

The fine print: To register your vehicle, head to the Power Racing Series website and read over the rules from top to bottom, then sign up on their site. Once the Faire gets a bit closer, we will sync up with the PPPRS folks and make sure you get the space and power you need at the Faire.

Power Racing Series

Call for Makers Now Open

We need people who are passionate about making and want to show their work off.

This might be a stuffed iguana you turned into a guitar, a felted paperweight, or a fancy new printed circuit board that allows you to program Atmel chips in a jiffy. The heart, the soul of what we are about is finding people who are willing to spend hours working on a project because they care about it – that’s all.

If you fit into that category, then you’re a maker, and you deserve to have your work play a part in the largest Maker Faire to take place in the Southeast US. Head to our Makers page to read all the fine print, and then fill out the form you’ll find there.