Problem Statement : In this project we will be designing, building, and testing a drill powered go kart. The goat cart will be tested on 3 different courses, drag strip, road course, and super mileage. We our responsible for our overall go kart performance on the 3 courses. We will have 2 marking periods to finish our go kart. We will need a 18v drill, 1 sheet of 3/4" plywood, miscellaneous hardware, and wood glue. We have a $25 budget limit and the materials we need must come from Lowes.
Research : https://www.pinterest.com/explore/go-kart-plans/ http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11700
This is what we 1st looked at. We thought we wanted a 4-wheel design.
This is what we are going for. We want a 3 wheel design with training wheels for more stability.
This is a sketch of when we 1st thought of the 3 wheel design. These are the 1st couple of things we thought of and wrote down.
This is what we pictured our frame to look at. We wanted to be different with our 3 wheel design and make a different kind of shape/frame.
These our detailed sketches. We had to really think and plan out everything before we could start.
Another detailed sketch...
This is what we wanted our side piece to look like. Mrs.Haight helped us a lot with the drawing.
This is our frame in Onshape. It was ready to go and we were happy to finally cut our frame out.
This is our frame cut out. It came out perfectly and how we wanted it too. All we had to do after this picture was take our frame out and sand it
This is our frame with our seat attached to it. We want to attach a back rest to the seat so that we won't fall off the go kart. Also, we wanted a back rest to be more comfortable.
This is our frame with the back rest attached to the seat. At this point of time we were thinking about the position and the size of the wheel
This is when we added our back wheel to our go kart. This was a huge step because the wheels are what makes the go kart move, so if they are not attached right, a lot of things can go wrong.