How to Make a Go Kart / Electric Car Using PVC Pipe at Home

Introduction: How to Make a Go Kart / Electric Car Using PVC Pipe at Home

Build your own Go-Kart at home. Now just because you don't need a full welder, you will still need some power tools to cut wood. Go-Karts: They're the most fun a kid can have on four wheels. I have got the plans and list of parts you need to build one for your family and have the kids cruising around before sundown.

source: Navin Khambhala # crazyNK

Step 1: List of Materials

1. 1" (25mm) PVC pipe and coupling

PVC pipe: 30 feet, PVC Tees: 27 pieces, Elbow: 16 pieces, 4-Way: 6 pieces, 45 degree Elbow: 8 pieces, PVC cap: 5 pieces

2. Plywood

Size: 120 cm X 64 cm

3. 18V DC Mega Torque Geared Motor

Speed: 300 RPM, Watt: 250W, Torque: 92 kgcm

4. Bicycle wheel

Quantity: 4 pieces, size: 14" (inches)

5. Motor Shaft Coupling

Quantity: 2 pieces, size: 8 mm to 10 mm

6. Ball Bearing

Quantity: 10 pieces, Type: 6201-2RS

7. Door hinge (360 degree)

Size: 10 cm

8. PWM DC motor speed controller

Ampere: 40A

9. 12V DC Battery

Up to 40Ah

Step 2: Make the Base Structure From Wood and PVC

Step 3: Arrange the Wheel on Base Structure Also Attach Motor to It

Step 4: Make a Turning Mechanism and Attach the Steering

Step 5: Attach the Battery and Speed Controller

Step 6: Attach Seat to Go Kart

Step 7: Go Kart Is Ready for Ride !!!!

5 People Made This Project!

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42 Comments

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MTKapp27
MTKapp27

Question 5 months ago

What is the overall approximate cost of this project?

What is the approximate cost of JUST the electronics?

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Polly Perkx
Polly Perkx

Answer 5 months ago

Hi, the cost will vary. I ended up with a mark 3 version after major upgrades on the original authors idea. If I was to do it again, with what I know now, I would expect to budget between £400 to £500. Motor prices and availability are an issue now. Good luck if you build it. It kept me busy during the winter months constructing it.

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Polly Perkx
Polly Perkx

Answer 5 months ago

Hi the run time depends on the amp hours of the batteries in series. I used 3 x 15Ah batteries for 36v on an 800watt DC motor. The batteries have never run flat during use. It has run for 40 minutes continuously and still had reserves in the battery. I am considering putting a 1500w motor, moving up to 48v, on the go kart, to increase speed and power. Currently, it will go around 12mph with a 12 year old on board. With an adult it struggles on gradients and on grass but okay on a road surface which is level.

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DrJRB55
DrJRB55

Question 1 year ago

Greetings. My question concerns the battery. It looks like you have 2, a black one and a green one. Is that correct? Thanks

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raymab
raymab

1 year ago

how much in all did this cost

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rohanraut046
rohanraut046

1 year ago

which motor u used ?? plz tell me

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kaylahrts613
kaylahrts613

Question 1 year ago

How much weight can it support?

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catrieb
catrieb

1 year ago

how much does it weigh

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KartikS53
KartikS53

1 year ago

Can we talk with you about E-Car

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dayakar.007
dayakar.007

2 years ago

hello sir can u send me full project report plz..

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Rahul Zala
Rahul Zala

2 years ago

can i have all and every single report of ur project about go cart ???? please

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Blechgourmet
Blechgourmet

Question 2 years ago on Introduction

Hello. Where can I order the motor? In Germany I can't find one with 250w and 18v.

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LIKHITAJAY
LIKHITAJAY

2 years ago

CAN WE GET THE TOTAL PDF OF THE GO KART WITH THE PREMIUM
I MEAN THE COMPLETE PROJECT REPORT

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CraigS183
CraigS183

Question 2 years ago

What do you call that metal bar in the front that turns the wheels from left to right

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CraigS183
CraigS183

Question 2 years ago on Step 4

What do you call that pipe things that turns the front tires from left to right