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Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race
2023 Race Report: Patent Pending



Here's a Sculpture!
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Patent Pending

With 4 pilots, Patent Pending was the first-ever entry from the Howard County Schools Application & Research Lab (ARL). They entered seeking an ACE.

It had a remarkably straightforward but effective design consisting of 4 fat tire bicycles mounted to a 4-person canoe, with an additional flotation barrel in front.

On water the bicycles were submerged but suffered no harm.

As they exited the water each pilot climbed from the canoe to their bicycle.

At the mud they started strong, and maintained their ACE.

But they lost too much momentum to the viscosity and needed to push one last foot to escape the mud, so they did not keep their ACE. But with lessons learned, we hope they have improvements to ACE next year.

They crashed gloriously through the finish line.


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  1. Grand Champion: Mr. Jon Dig-It
  2. Cut Out to be Royal
  3. Engines & Dragons
  4. Scrap Life
  5. Happy Campers
  6. Tick Tock the Croc
  7. Working Hard, or Bearly Working?
  8. Jemicy: The Big 50, Good As Gold, AuSome, Gettin Gold, & Golden Moose
  1. Book of Platypology
  2. Wilson’s Pyramid
  3. Steve Punk
  4. Ridin’ Wormy
  5. Reverse Dog Sled
  6. Soccer Moms
  7. Neil Mobile
  8. USS Rosie the Recycler
  9. Patent Pending
  1. Fifi
  2. 2 Bee or Not 2 Bee
  3. CLAWdia
  4. Nanster Truck
  5. Opening Ceremony & Start
  6. Thanks!
  7. Volunteers, Spectators & Crew
  8. The Kinetic Baltimore Team
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