Problem Statement: The goal of this project is to make a drill powered go-kart. My group and I will design, build, and test prototypes to create a go-kart that will compete on the following courses: drag strip, road course, and super mileage. Our score will be based on our overall performance on each course. This project will cover two marking periods. Each group has a $25 budget to buy materials from Lowe's Home Improvement. The provided materials are a 18V drill, wheels, one sheet of 3/4" plywood, miscellaneous hardware, and wood glue. The use of a chain and/or gear(s) is optional.
This is important because we want our steering wheel to somehow attach to the body of the go-kart in between the two front wheels, just like what you see in the picture above.
We want our steering wheel to sit at an angle like the one in the picture. This will make it easier for us to control the steering because it will be just like a regular car.
The throttle is a part of a system that controls the power to the engine. Our throttle will come from the front of the go-kart, make its way to the back, and attach itself to the motor drive (near the back wheel).
We want the chains in our brake system to wrap around our wheels so it will be easier to stop the momentum of the go-kart. The chain will be attached to the break pedal, which will be connected to the power drill.