March 9-24, 2018

Event Details

Nerdy Derby
Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Hollis Innovation Academy (225 Griffin St NW Atlanta GA 30314)
Presenting Partner(s):
Georgia Institute of Technology, Decatur Makers
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Arts/STEAM
  • Engineering
  • Irreverent Fun
  • Math
  • Physics

Build your own innovative car and bring it to Nerdy Derby for some fun, crazy racing. Or come and get help from folks from Georgia Tech and Decatur Makers to create your own personalized vehicle to speed down the 30+ foot track. The Nerdy Derby is a twist on the Pinewood Derby, but where all rules are thrown out and the focus on rewarding creativity, cleverness and ingenuity. Competition categories include: slowest, fastest, funniest epic fail, cutest, and many others. Cars can be made from metal, wood, plastic, Legos, cardboard, cheese or whatever you can dream up. Just make sure the wheels are 1¾“ apart and the car isn’t more than 8” high or 5” wide.