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Go-Kart Diagram

Go-Kart Diagram

By: Jay Sikka

Here is a pdf with plans for a go-kart. The dimensions are 1'9" by 4'10". Our engine is 15.4 x 4.6 inches. Our metal sheet that we built will be able to support our engine, a seat, and our motors....

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Students brought their solar-powered go-karts to a track in Tucson to do practce runs and safety checks to prepare for the race in late April.  (Photo by Erica Apodaca/Cronkite News)

#Solar Go-Kart Day 4: Evaluate Your Solution

By: Sree Koganti

So Far So Good. We decided to use the fuel affectient approach and changing the way we used the motors to connect with the battery. We decided that we could start the solar panel to work while running...

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#Solar Go-Kart Day 2 Background Research

#Solar Go-Kart Day 2 Background Research

By: Charlie Ackla

This is an electric go-kart powered by a 190 watt solar panel. With a Morning Star charge controller that's connected to two, twelve vault 50 amp powered VB battery's. Take a look at these two clips. 1st...

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#Solar Go-Kart Day 3: Specify Requirements

#Solar Go-Kart Day 3: Specify Requirements

By: Duncan Kelleher

Materials list:  1" (25mm) PVC pipe and coupling Plywood 18V DC Mega Torque Geared Motor Bicycle wheels Motor Shaft Coupling Ball Bearing 12 mm nut & bolts Door hinge (360...

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Students brought their solar-powered go-karts to a track in Tucson to do practce runs and safety checks to prepare for the race in late April.  (Photo by Erica Apodaca/Cronkite News)

#Solar Go-Kart Day 1: Define The Problem Go-Kart

By: Sree Koganti

As known in the world it is being very polluted by gas. One of the only reliable energy sources is solar power. But how are we going to power a whole car by a small portable solar panel? Well, we found...

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#Solar Go-Kart Day 2: Background Research

#Solar Go-Kart Day 2: Background Research

By: Jay Sikka

Here are some links about how to build a go-kart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBnVoQnT_6w This Go-Kart is made out of 4 pieces of plywood. It is not as strong as the Go-Kart in the video below,...

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