Drill Powered Go Kart

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Introduction: Drill Powered Go Kart

Drill powered Go Kart for kids.

Video of build and Go Kart in action:

Part list:

  • 21mm plywood
  • cordless screwdriver
  • wheelbarrow wheels
  • skateboard wheel bearings
  • screws
  • tubes
  • old bike parts - wheel hub, chain, chainrings

Tools used:

  • Jigsaw
  • Drill/ screwdriver
  • Router

Step 1: Steering and Frame

At first I made frame/ steering part template on cardboard and checked if front wheels moves as expected. Then cut our frame parts and steering wheel out of plywood.

Step 2: Drivetrain

  • In wheels made groove for bearings and pressed them in.
  • Drilled 4 holes in wheel disc and screwed bike chainring.
  • Heated up axle bolt and melted it in acrylic. Then cut acrylic round and screwed chainring. Drilled hole between axle and bold and put screw there, so it don't unscrew.
  • Put chain on.

Step 3: Screwdriver Holder

Measured screwdriver dimensions and cut holder out of plywood.

Step 4: Seat

Seat also is made plywood

Step 5: Painting

When everything was tested, took everything apart and painted in grey / black.

Step 6: Closeups / Details

Other projects you can find on my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu7-pEsvU_GNoOkYGADyB3w

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35 Discussions

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Oldmaker
Oldmaker

Question 2 months ago on Introduction

Excellent project. Congratulations. I will have to build one !!
One question. What did you have to do to disable the chuck lock?

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Luby
Luby

Question 2 years ago on Introduction

How can I download this Instructable?

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simplerandom
simplerandom

Answer 2 years ago

In left bottom corner there is pdf button - that should work.

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pilimeza1977
pilimeza1977

Reply 4 months ago

The pdf doesn't work and I would love to build it with my 7 and 3 years old kids. Is a way to get the template with dimensions by email?
pilimeza1977@gmail.com

Thanks a lot

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juan carlos alday
juan carlos alday

Question 4 months ago on Step 1

Hola me gustaria construir un kart para mi nieto tienes algun plano de medidas desde ya muchas gracias

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Jamiecoll
Jamiecoll

6 months ago

How fast does it go? And would it go on grass and up small hills? Thanks

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danialsa
danialsa

9 months ago

great job, I am gonna make it ASAP \m/

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GalvãoJ
GalvãoJ

1 year ago

Vc tem as fotos das dimensões?

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jjrussell25
jjrussell25

Question 2 years ago

Hey, love the idea of this. My 5 year old son and I would like to make it, do you have exact measurements anywhere?

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AurelieMarchal
AurelieMarchal

Answer 1 year ago

Hello,
Have you manage to make it without the exact measurements? If yes, could you please give me the measurements of your pieces? My 11 year old son would like to make it as well and it would be indeed much easier to have the exact measurements to help him.
Thanks a lot for your help

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torx
torx

Reply 1 year ago

Sorry for the poor quality of the image; I hope you can still be useful

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AurelieMarchal
AurelieMarchal

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks a lot! And could you please tell me how old is your kid? Mine is 11. Do you think the kart is big enough for a 11 years kid?
Thanks a lot for your answer.
Aurélie

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torx
torx

Reply 1 year ago

Please, Imagine. My nephew is 4 years old; For an 11-year-old maybe it's a little small: I would add 10 centimeters to the length, but then you have to see if it is well proportioned.

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AurelieMarchal
AurelieMarchal

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks a lot for your answer!

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AurelieMarchal
AurelieMarchal

1 year ago

Hello,
I would like to know if you could give us the dimension of the different pieces for my son and his friend of 11 years old who would like to make your kart.
Thanks a lot for your help.
Best regards,
Aurélie

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torx
torx

Reply 1 year ago

Sorry for the poor quality of the image; I hope you can still be useful

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torx
torx

2 years ago

Done!! Thanks for the Nice project!

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AurelieMarchal
AurelieMarchal

Reply 1 year ago

Hello,
I would like to know if you could give me the dimension of the different pieces of the kart you made. My son and his friend of 11 years old who would like to make it as well.
Thanks a lot for your help.
Best regards,
Aurélie

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JON-A-TRON
JON-A-TRON

Tip 2 years ago

As NightHunter300 said below, you could have a reverse setting! Just make a c-shaped part on a post so it can swivel back and forth. The ends of the C push the reverse switch on either side with a brake cable, just like you did with the pedal.

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