Belgian power tools racing
Who wouldn’t love to see this event fly in NZ!
By Enrico Miglino
In late April 2023, the city of Gent, Belgium, hosted the annual Gent Maker Faire (https://www.makerfairegent.be/nieuws), an exhibition dedicated to all the crazy inventions of makers in Belgium.
On the fair’s opening night of 30 April, the Belgian Power Tool Drag Racing Championship entertained the visitors in a one-off event.
Popular in many countries around the world, this is a spectacular race of electric ‘vehicles’ powered by 220VAC and built with one or two power tools such as drills, chainsaws, and any other kind of electric-powered hand tool. The only rule is that it must be a tool that can be used by hand.
In the next issue of The Shed, issue 110, we will give more detail on the challenge. If it sounds like your kind of fun, there is the option to participate in the 2024 event.