Concord GoKart BY: Noah Haines

Research/Brainstorming: Our group first started researching and gathering ideas. We immediately began thinking off the best methods. We then decided that a tricycle with two wheels in the back and one in the front was the best type. We sketched ideas on white boards and brainstormed as a team.
Original Research Idea: Tricycle
Whiteboard Brainstorming of GoKart
Design: For the designing process, our team made whiteboard sketches of our final GoKart design. We gathered measurements and determined how our systems would fit onto the GoKart. We made a proportionate prototype to our actual design. We also received a piece of plywood to make our official GoKart.
Original GoKart Measurements
Original Measurements for my own System: Backrest and Side Panels
Prototype, proportionate to actual GoKart
Working out all of the systems of our GoKart
Measuring my body so that we can have measurements for the GoKart according to the size of the driver.
Our group's piece of Plywood used to make the actual GoKart. The duct tape represents our team's measurements for the body.
Deconstruction of Bikes: Once we had our measurements and design, we needed to find wheels for our GoKart. We originally used small wheels, but then decided that it would be best to use larger bicycle wheels. We took apart three different bikes, gathering materials we could use from them for the actual GoKart
First wheel we deconstructed. Now, we have decided not too use it because it is too small.
Using a saw to cut the frame of the bike, and acquire the wheels.
Our final three wheels that we will use for the GoKart. We deconstructed all of them from bicycles.
Assembly: Our assembly was split up into multiple parts. Our team members made different systems on Onshape and are now we are planning to assemble the systems together for our final product. So far, we have the body, wheel bar, back rest, and side panels.

Body Piece for GoKart

Wheelbar for GoKart

Side Panel for GoKart

Back Rest for GoKart

Overall assembly of GoKart

Shop Bot Setup and Run: The pieces of our Go Kart above, made on Onshape, were setup and fit onto a V-carve file, for printing. We used the shop bot to cut our pieces exactly. We cut the body, back rest, side panel, and the wheel bar on the Shop bot, using the V-Carve file.
V-Carve File ready to be printed on the Shop Bot.
Body Assembly: After our V-carve file was cut and we had the pieces of our project, we began to assemble the parts together. We used a mallet to hammer the pieces together and ultimately they fit. The pieces we put together included: body, back rest, side panel, and wheel bar.
Hammering the side panels to the back rest
Inserting the back rest and side panels
The size of the body, backrest, and side panels on the Go Kart (Side View)
The size of the body, backrest, and side panels on the Go Kart (Front View)
Wheel Attachment: Once our team assembled the parts of the the Go Kart, we began putting the wheels onto the wheel bar. We created holes in the wheel bar, for the wheels to be inserted.
This grid shows the process of wheel attachment for our team. On the left picture we put a hole for the bolt in the wheel bar to lock in and allow the wheels to rotate when they are inserted. The middle picture shows the team putting the wheels on the Go Kart. Lastly, the right picture shows the wheel bar attached to the body, and completely assembled (two wheels).
Two Systems: Thus far our team has completed the drill mount, and braking system. Our Go Kart is officially powered by a drill to drive, and slows down with a braking system attached to the Go Kart.
Initial sketch of drill mount
Drill Mount - Powers the Go Kart to drive (go) and accelerate
Braking System - Pull pvc pipe, wood piece extends into back wheel to slow the car down gradually

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