Electric Go Cart
What could be more fun that building your own mode of transportation? At least as a mechanical engineering student thats what I think. About 3 months ago I started building my own Electric Go Cart from scratch - no kits. Some of the parts I made from blocks of aluminum and acrylic with Ryobi tools while others like motors and batteries I bought from various vendors across the web.
Now the Go Cart is running with a top speed of 22mph and a cruising speed of 15-16mph. Its incredibly high gear ratio gives it the ability to climb hills of any grade and it has a range of over 5 miles - I haven't driven it until the batteries died yet.
Its powered by 2x Turnigy Brushless Outrunners and a 8S2P LiPo battery pack. Loads of fun to drive and with plenty of room for improvement I look forward to making it run faster over the coming months.
You can see the full build log on my website www.builtbyben.net
Ryobi Tools Used Include:
Drill Press 10"
18 Volt One Plus Drill
18 Volt One Plus Impact Driver
18 Volt One Plus Flashlight
Miter Saw 10" w/ Laser
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Aluminum Extrusion, Aluminum Blocks, Acrylic Sheet, Lots of Nuts & Bolts, Bearings, Threaded Rods, Washers, Steel Shaft, Collars
Wheels, #25 Roller Chain, Sprockets, Chain Connecting Links, Shaft
2x Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 5065-236kv Brushless Outrunner Motor, 2x Electric Motor Contorller, 4x 4S1P LiPo, Electrical Circuit Protection
Consumables - Heat shrink, wire, solder, Loctite, more Nuts & Botls