Build your own electric kids’ go-kart
One of the most popular posts on Gadget Master, over the years, has been Neuroti-Kart: Home-made electric go-kart
“An exciting way for electrical engineers the world over to annoy their neighbours on a quiet Sunday morning,” we said.
Well, here’s a great resource in a similar vein – a site dedicated to “built-for-fun electric vehicles”. Electric go karts, to you and me. See buggies.builtforfun.co.uk/index.php
It’s a hobbyist engineering site and covers a whole range of designs and vehicle types. For example there are “1500W DIY Electric Karts“, “Double drive motor 500W electric kids’ go-karts“, and a “Simple kids’ trike“. Or even a “veteran” style 3/4 scale single seater Voiturette! (pictured below)
The site also breaks down the info on part types, for example grouping info on:
- Electric Motors
- Speed Controllers
- Ball & Sockets Joints
- Chains & Sprockets
- Shaft Collars
- Shaft Steel
As well as detailed plans and images, there are also videos available, and a Simple Vehicle Power Calculator. So much information!
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