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Electric Go Cart

  • May 30, 2014

benr
benr
benr
benr

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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      • Difficulty: Advanced
        Categories: Other
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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

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Electric Go Cart

by benr
May 30, 2014
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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