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Building an electric vehicle can be easy. We wanted to figure out how to build one from scratch, and we also wanted to build one that was fun to ride....
Tools you will need:A jigsaw with a wood cutting blade.A screw gun.Various drill bits.A socket for tightening lag screws.A few 6 inch C-clamps for cla...
Using a template and a jigsaw, cut out the pieces for the frame from the plywood. The templates will be provided in a pdf to be uploaded soon. Use a ...
To make the steering mount, simply rip one from a kid's bicycle. At every pawn shop I visited looking for these, and every Goodwill thrift store, ther...
The frame is essentially a plywood box - it suspends the rider's weight elegantly between the front wheel head set and the pivot. We've tried out diff...
Lay out the frame left and right sides. On one side, lightly screw the head set mounting block so that it is flush with the front edge of the side. ...
Now that the frame is true, add the bottom plate to add rigidity. Then add the seat, the seat back, and the final seat prop to finish it off.
Hold the plate of the swivel against the lower edge of the swivel plate mount and mark the four mounting holes. Drill four holes for the lag screws wh...
We spent a while experimenting with different solutions to power the trikes. Options we tried:1. 600W scooter motors + 40A controller + throttle - aro...
Now that the swivel is mounted to the back, hold the swivel against the mounting plate at the back of the frame and tighten the four lag screws into t...
Line up the head set plate on the wooden mount on the frame so that it will be vertical when the frame is upright. Mark six holes in the frame front h...
Run the wire from the joystick to the controller / motor inside the frame. Attach the joystick to the bicycle handlebars using zip-ties, screws and in...
Figure out a comfortable position for footpegs. Use 2"x2"s or unused parts of the donor wheelchair. Footpeg position should allow both leaning of the ...
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