Building Our Go Kart By Lauren Naumann
This was my design to hold the drill in place. The mortise and tenon will snap into the base to hold the drill and easily come back out. The challenge is going to be making sure the mortise and tenon is accurate for both the base and this design. If the measurements become messed up in the process, the design will not work and the drill will have no way of being held in place during assembly.
We finished the electronics of our go kart by creating two turn signal lights and a speaker with adjustable sound. We figured out all of the coding for the three systems and put each code together to find that it all works. The last part we have to figure out is extending the wiring so we can place the speaker, knob, buttons and lights in the appropriate places on the go kart.
We added many pieces to our body since we had printed it out. As seen in the left picture, we have a hole and wood pieces put together in order to hold the steering wheel. We also had finished the electronics box and used velcro to hold the box on the car. As seen on the right, there is a backrest and the steering wheel was put on as well. There are still pieces that we need to add on to the body before it is completed.
As seen in the picture on the left, we attached our front axel to the car. The axel easily turns from left to right and all that is left to do is attach the string to the steering wheel in order to have the axel turn. As seen in the other picture, we added a rubber tire around the wheel to add a better grip to the wheel. We finished the steering with a video to demonstrate our final product.
Our braking is completed on our car and is a spring system. The picture on the right shows our prototype on OnShape for how we had planned to create the system. We planned on using a spring all along, but at first did not know exactly how. Our final system ended up having a block of wood stationery on the body attached by a spring to another block of wood that is pushed into the rear tire to stop the car.