Members of OMG recently attended Maker Faire Kansas City. While hopeful that we’d be able to race our latest project “Barbie”–a souped-up power wheel–in the Power Racing Series, several set-backs caused us to withdraw from the event. Team OMGFTW (Omaha Maker Group for the win) may have been knocked out this time around, but we’ve already begun working out Barbie’s kinks, which means one thing–we’re already ahead of the game! Though we didn’t get to race, the Omaha World Herald wrote an article about the trials and tribulations of taking Barbie from a mere girly power wheel toy to a lean mean winning machine. We’re just a group of Racer tech wizards who drive a Barbie, but rely on a cowboy.
As part of OMG’s outing to Kansas City Maker Faire this year, our own Eric Kaplan was interviewed for a PBS show called Wicked Awesome Stuff. The relevant episode (S1E2) can be found here: https://www.kmos.org/wicked-awesome-stuff/ The OMG segment begins at 20:15.