Research: We ideally want to create something that best mocks the photos above. We referred to these pictures for the creation of our seat, wheel, overall frame, and the braking system. We googled the following images and created our own personal sketches based off of them. Our steering wheel will be connected to our tires so that it can directly control turning and movement for the go kart. Our braking system will consist of something that can press up against the tires when we want the go kart to stop.
This photo demonstrates how we planned for our frame of the go kart to look
Design: In the first picture is our frame for the go kart. Since then, we have decided to not actually have a steering wheel, but instead we will probably end up using our feet to control the steering of the go kart. The overall body of the go kart has been made a bit "sharper" since then and the changes we have made have been applied in the actual build of the go kart.
Above is a photo of the base of our go kart. The pointy end is the front and the two square holes at the end of the board is where the seat will be inserted
Above is a photo of the seat that we created for the go kart. The tabs would be inserted into the base to create the actual seat shape
The photo above shows both the base and the actual seat conjoined together, making part of the frame
Build: We are still very early in the building process however, so far we have the frame and the seat completed with our mortise joint between the two parts. That is what is shown in the photos above.
The wood underneath the silver frame is for extra support
This contraption is a part of our steering mechanism