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I have a challenge/ project/ idea for you all! Have you ever sat in a shopping car while somone pusshes you around? Me and my buddies did this a few days ago and i thought to myself what if this shopping cart had a motor. A shopping cart made for driving that you could sit in and steer! This inspired me to make a moving vehicle. Ideas that came to mind were narrowed down to either the shopping cart with motors and steering wheel or the mini-tank which would be a sheet of 1 inch plywood on wheelswith a steering system aswell. Has anyone ever done something like this before?

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 13 years ago

That's great, but the images are too high-res (they take a long time to download). Since they're not being displayed at full size, shouldn't they be reduced to 640x480? L

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah they should really, but imagine if you were using a 56k.

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Ora
Ora

Reply 13 years ago

I just found that through a google search, I didn't make it.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 13 years ago

It's a good find, if a slow one. L

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 13 years ago

i dont know about you, but it looks like it may be uncomfortable to sit in. i still want one though.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

Thats easy to fix....put a cushion in it.

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darth acexxacer
darth acexxacer

13 years ago

if your still looking for ideas i could help you

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astrozombies138
astrozombies138

Reply 13 years ago

thatd be great. im open ears

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darth acexxacer
darth acexxacer

Reply 13 years ago

ok first you need theese items 1.shoping cart (metal) 2.welder 3.saw,one that can cut metal

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astrozombies138
astrozombies138

13 years ago

this will be some serious work, ill attempt to do it and make an instructable should be great

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

Yea, an Instructable would be sweet.

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astrozombies138
astrozombies138

13 years ago

hmmm sounds like a challenge, im up for it i already have a idea for the steering wheel please tell me what you think. Metal pole going on a angle with a steering wheel on it but i would add diferent wheels that i would attach the fron ones to the end of the pole i.e. welding?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. I'd go with something besides the shopping cart. The wheels are too small and the center of gravity is too high. If you want to go any faster than a walk, stick with something lower to the ground. . Built many carts, push boards, "skateboards" (2x4s with metal-wheeled roller-skates nailed to 'em. heehee), etc, back in the Good Ol' Days. Still have a few scars to prove it. ;)

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sardines454
sardines454

13 years ago

you should build the shopping cart one then make an instructable