R. Keith Holt


I am a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Computer Science, and I work for a small software company that builds military grade simulators.

My wife Tara and I have been married for 25 years and together for almost 30 years. In 2002 we were blessed with an amazing pair of boy/girl twins.

I am an avid outdoors-man and serve as an Assistant Scoutmaster for my son's Boy Scout troop, Troop 50 in Fort Worth, TX. I am also the Unit Commissioner for Cub Scout Pack 350 in Fort Worth, TX. This is the pack where my son started his scouting journey and we learned the lessons of building pinewood derby cars.

In my spare time I enjoy camping, hunting, fishing, woodworking and of course... scouting!

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Unlocking the Secrets of the Pinewood Derby
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Mathematical & Computational, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Physics
This booklet provides the reader with experimental data that quantifies the sacrifices you can expect if you don't optimize the weight, center of gravity, drag and friction. The tables and graphs in the book will allow the reader to see how a lack of optimization effects the car's performance. The booklet also contains my personal winning designs and my superior axle/wheel preparation method.

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