Homemade Lawn Cart

I am needing some ideas for a homemade lawn cart.  We were going to use a old horse drawn  two wheeled rig, and put the box itself on top. of where the rider would normally sit..  Any thoughts or ideas would be great.

Posted by ferne1964 7 years ago


bicycle mods

Saw bicycle cart mod,interesting idea.how do i put two wheels on the front of my bike?

Posted by mr.a.rice 6 years ago


Extra Large Helmet for Golf Cart

I have a Milwaukee Brewer themed golf cart and the only thing it is missing is a helmet for a roof.  It needs to be just a basic 80's baseball helmet (no ear flaps...like the ones they used to give away at the game) that is big enough to cover or replace the top of the my EZ-GO golf cart (about 80" long).  Has anyone seen one of these done before?  What kind of materials would I use to fabricate something like this?

Posted by kermtfrg 6 years ago


iPad Cart for School

I am a teacher in a public school with a limited budget.  Our community has bought 50 iPads for the students coming up next year, but did not budget anything for a cart.  The administration has tasked me with solving the issue on the cheap and I seek your help.  The requirements are: Preferably, it's mobile.  It needs to be locked.  This can be a simple padlock  with a latch. My colleagues hope to have two carts of 25 each, but three carts of 20 each (with some empty slots, obviously) is okay. They have not told me if needs to power AND sync, or just power.  At present the cart they have only powers them up. For IPad accessories, what's in the box is what I have. My school is looking to do this very cheaply--a simple box with a power strip inside is preferable than a big cash outlay, but I'd like to do better than that.  I certainly don't want to spend the year dealing with small issues that come up with middle school students being unable to do this or that. I have thought of using a two drawer filing cabinet (top for iPads, bottom for the guts)  and a 24 USB port hub with AC adapter.  But I could make a box out of wood, too.  I know it needs ventilation, but ideas on this end are appreciated.  I tinker and build but my tech knowledge hits a wall, which is why I'm looking to crowdsource this to success. Thanks in advance.

Posted by darlingtom 5 years ago


Mattress-mobile propulsion

So my friends and I have built a mattress cart. It's basically this: http://s.sears.com/is/image/Sears/07180002000 with the sides down and support bars with a mattress and a box spring on top... So my question is: We need a way of making it go i.e. a motor or pedals or something. It can be gas, man, or electrically powered. Does anyone have any ideas?

Posted by alecaim 8 years ago


shopping cart car thing

This is a forum for me to post my ideas on a shopping cart car that im designing

Posted by darth acexxacer 11 years ago


Shopping Cart Furniture

This set of furniture made from a shopping cart by Ramon Coronado is pretty sweet. There's a table, a chair, a lamp, and even a swing, all made from a shopping cart with a plastic basket. It's a lot like Tim Anderson's Shopping Cart Chair, but with the extra option of bending the plastic with the help of a heat gun. MERCADO NEGRO via MAKE

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


How Do You Build a Go-cart with a Lawn Mower Engine

Would anybody happen to have any ideas on how to build a go-cart wwith a lawn mower engine(not riding).One that is somewhat inexspensive, say $100-$150 to make and some web sites to get all the parts i need for it.Im looking for one that I can ride on the road but also ride on a trail.I think there are some kind of shocks that lock and unlock.Anyways if you know any thing feel free to email me at gocart_crazy22@hotmail.com Thanks For Your Help, Deavan

Posted by deavan 10 years ago


Is learning how to hook up golf cart batteries Top-Secret Classified info?

I tried to post this before, trying again. Im new to the forum and very impressed, seems like a friendly group. As to my question, been searching the net for info and can't seem to find any diagrams or instructions on how they should be hooked up. Have heard they hook up neg. to positive and vise versa to each battery, but I don't understand. Can someone help me out please? Thanks in advance.

Posted by bunedockmama 10 years ago


Custom Golf Carts

The CBS Sunday Morning show recently covered a story about awesome custom golf carts in the Villages retirement community down in Florida.  The Villages has cart-path infrastructure allowing golf cart access everywhere.  A culture of custom golf carts has since developed, with some really awesome builds.  Can I get one with spinners? CBS Sunday Morning Video via YouTube. Villages Golf Cart Man, mentioned in the video, custom golf cart company.

Posted by CrLz 7 years ago


Batman Tumbler Golf Cart

This modified golf cart is apparently riding around some studio lot in Hollywood. Not much info about it except that one commenter claims it was made by Marc's Creature Company for a director who is not Christopher Nolan. Well, no matter what, it's a sweet custom job. Christopher Nolan Golf Cart via Geekologie

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Beautiful coffee table made from old cart

This coffee table is a great reuse of an old wooden cart. Basically all the wood was replaced and the metal parts were cleaned up to create a pretty stunning piece. Makes me want to take a trip out to Urban Ore and do some digging around. before & after: drawers + coffee table + bike makeovers

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


How do you make a folding shopping cart out of a double stroller?

I have a double stroller, and with gas prices the way they are (and further going), I want to make a folding shopping cart out of it, and want to know if anyone has any ideas of how I could alter it to carry all my groceries, fold, and not look too much like I should have babies in it? I don't know...maybe this is more of a challenge than a burning question...lol

Posted by Silveroriginal 7 years ago


home built go Kart, electric V.S gas

Me and a friend of min have been wanting to build a go cart. Right now were in the planing stage and the first Question is to use an electric or a gas motor. If any one has any impute on which is cheaper, quicker, simpler, safer. A top speed of 40mph or so is good enough. My dad can weld (and is teaching us) he is an electrical engineer i have a fully working washing machine motor (most likely to small to use) also have a lawn mower enginewhen i say top i mean like best of best "top electric cart" (not my video) "top gas cart" (not my video) linkshttp://www.webx.dk/gocart/t1.htm]http://www.webx.dk/gocart/t1.htmhttp://buggies.builtforfun.co.uk/index.php

Posted by i make shooting things 10 years ago


Shopping cart kennel

We just acquired 2 large dogs.  Dog crates/kennels are expensive especially when you have to buy two. I'd love to see if there is a way to make one.  Maybe out of a broken shopping cart?

Posted by mazelady 7 years ago


Launched SS carts

Dear reader, I've seen some knex rollercoasters on YouTube in which a screaming serpent cart appears to be launched by Ripping Rocket boosters. Since I own both, I was wondering how this is done, because simply leading the SS cart through those boosters won't work. Thanks for reading. Kind regards, Kaj

Posted by Screaming rocket 2 years ago


Golf carts for racing

Hi, I'm new to this group but not to working on golf carts. I have been working on carts now for 15 years and I just started another venture in drag racing them. This is a lot of fun and hard work though but I really like the people in which I race around. If you are in SC area this May 2011 come join us for a weekend of racing and showing off your cart in Pageland SC. If anyone has questions about there cart feel free to ask!

Posted by andy4639 7 years ago


Go-carts.

I was wondering if anybody had any plans for go-carts. Not the ones you ride down the hill, the ones where you push the gas pedal and it go's. I would prefer a way to make one without welding. Also i would prefer one that go's off-road.Thanks.

Posted by Easy Button 11 years ago


Bicycle & Folding Shopping Cart

I've been trying to find some DIY instructions on how to attach a folding shopping cart to a bicyle, but get no where. I once saw someone on a bike who did just that, but I didn't get a close look at it. Nor did I ask them how they did it. Both of us were on errands, so.... Anyone out there who can figure out how to do this, without welding & metal bar cutting, as I don't have such tools to do that. However, if a hacksaw will work for any cutting needed... Thanks

Posted by MelPhleg 1 year ago


How do you make a wagon a donkey or mule can pull?

I'd like to make a little cart that holds one person. It has to be small enough that a little donkey can pull it, and around here we have tons of hills, so it has to be lightweight and have good brakes.

Posted by extremegtafan 9 years ago


Jon Boat hand cart

Hello all, it's been a long time since I've posted anything here.  I look at the site at least once a day though, just to see whats new. Anyhow, what I have is a 12 ft john boat that needs some sort of wheel attachment so that I can pull it through the woods between ponds with relative ease. What I have is a little bit of aluminium pipe and some wheelchair parts, as well as various nuts and bolts.  I need a solution that involves no welding or brazing ( i think thats what its called ).  I can cut/drill/bolt all day, but thats about it.  Ive got a couple pics of what i have to work with.  Any ideas would be great.

Posted by kithso 4 years ago


Electromagnet Amp

I need to build an amp circuit for an electromagnetic signal, but I don't know much about amp cicuitry. I am goin to amplify a 7800 Hz siganl from an mp3 player through a coil. I'm making one of those cart locker things. Any ideas?

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago


What Are Your Wii Friend Codes?

Hi i would like to know what games you have, i have: Mario Cart Wii Super Mario Galaxy SSBB Wii Sports GH3 GH World Tour GH Metallica GH Smash Hits Links Crossbow Training Bully Scholarship Edition Red Steel Skate It Tigerwoods PGA Tour08 Call of Duty WaW Wii Play Dave Mirra BMX Challenge Wii Music Tony Hawks Proving Ground Active Life Outdoor Challenge and Wii FIt those are only the good games i have i do have online play my wii code is 0307-7176-7668-1773 also post your codes for mario cart wii mine is 4897-6362-6182 i will post some more codes for other games later

Posted by Shaznazabbadaz 9 years ago


Gameboy Color cart opened, chips removed. Wondering if anyone has specs for them?

I decided that I should do something with some of those old Gameboy Color games I had lying around, so I opened one. Inside, I found 4 chips, along with a 3v battery, a tilt sensor, and various capacitors and resistors. I was wondering what each of the chips do, as far as their use. And could I use them again for a different purpose? Here are the chips: *Small 8DIL with the Microchip logo, and 106 134A *Square chip with 8 pins on each side(32 in total), M8C3 -2 047U3E *Thin rectangular with 22 pins on both sides(44 in total), MX E012304-M MX23C1603-12A 1C9868A1 *28 pin rectangular, BSI BS62LV256SC-70 S2827V53114.N F0110 Taiwan(Obviously that means it was made in Taiwan) Just a quick check to see if anyone knew what any of these were. Thank you!

Posted by metrogdor22 8 years ago


Solar powered go kart with interesting body design.

Hello forum and thanks for your attention. Its common practice for the average engineer to build a go kart. Lets put that gas engine to the side and put something that will benefit our environment. I'm talking solar energy, you know, the energy source that does not pollute. Ok so I wasn't bluffing when I said I had your attention right? ok. First off is the stating the problem. Problem: limited distance with inefficient vehicles. We heavily rely on environment polluting machines that limit our range of travel and actually costing us more and more money to refuel. Hybrid cars were invented to bandaid the problem .....keyword bandaid. They are very expensive the way technology is now and they still use gasoline. .... They are simply an expensive and half step solution to the problem leading most consumers to buy gasoline only cars regardless. my guess hypothesis: If you create a car or vehicle for vague definition that is very very affordable, safe, easy to maintain and gives 3 to 4 times more mileage than your average economy car by utilizing pure electric and solar energy (electric) , then you will win consumers and help the environment. my project will try to solve the problem on a 16 year old boy's financial level and try to prove my hypothesis 90% true. Join me forum in my quest please. As of now i'm thinking 3 wheel vehicle 7ft by 3 ft. 2 idle steering wheels in the front with a hub motor wheel in the rear. Based upon affordability I'm thinking around 1000w to 1500 watts. with a 36 or 48v system. solar panels I plan on making myself by buying individual cells with good efficiency. As or right now I am working on a budget of $2000 and is in desperate need of what parts to buy. Hope to hear from the forum. Thanks.

Posted by Marquez Santos 7 years ago


can i use 1 speed controller (24v 350w) for x2 24v 350w motors????its for a electric cart?

Im looking to build a electric cart with two 24v 350w motors but im wondering if i can use just one speed controller for it, the speed controller is 24v 350w thanks james 

Posted by jbutcher05 8 years ago


2nd chain dog for the knex screaming serpint car.

Here you go sscoasters.net goers.

Posted by the_burrito_master 10 years ago


knex rollercoaster cart with a cam built in

knex have made a new micro knex rollercoaster cart that as a camura built in!!! the cart has a cam on the bottem of the front of the car and comes with a computer lead witch you plug into the bottem of the cart to see a video if your rollercoasters pov( not so sure what pov means bit it is what the front passenger on a rollercoaster sees when riding) on your computer!!! i found all this out from the gadget show on TV. i dont know how much it will cost or when its coming out or if it is only coming in sets ok i have found out this set has been out for a long time in the USA but i live in the UK  and had no idea it was this old.     

Posted by slithien 8 years ago


Riding in style for a 14 year old that is...

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?

Posted by astrozombies138 11 years ago


go kart kits

I'm going to build a go-kart kit and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what to buy.I found this go cart. I would like to build it myself but for that price (400 dollars) I rather buy that than spend 800+ dollars on something not as good as that.Bottom lineI found a nice go cart for 400 U.S. dollars. I would like to build a kit but not spend more than 400 dollars and that at least performs as well as the one in the above link. The kit has to total less than 450 dollars and have everything I need.Thanks Jrb

Posted by thejrb 10 years ago


Brainstorm: Home made tracked buggy/large go cart

Whats better than a tracked off road vehicle? i'd like to build one but i need ideas for treads. i have not been succesful in locating a relatively easy to get but robust, and repairable tread. i can also use any advice you can give as far as general layout. thanks for looking.

Posted by marduke 11 years ago


need help on electric go cart

I have an idea for making a go cart with a in wheel motor, same idea as the volvo recharge My idea is to have electromagnetic "flaps" that can be turned on and off and i was wondering how i could turn them on and off precisely so i could control the acceleration and other variables I was thinking about using a hall sensor but i couldn't control very much about that so any ideas would be great thnx The flaps that i am talking about are a coil of wires, laminated, and i will have alot of them. then i would place them on a smaller wheel side by side. they need to be actuated so that if there was a magnet that is before it the coils will turn on and when it passes it will turn off, i would need to control the actuation of the coils so i could accelerate. And would a variable resistor be able to control the speed of the cart? Report Post Reply With Quote

Posted by squirt8500 10 years ago


knex coaster "Iron Eye"

Iron eye pictures.1.this is a brake.2.this is what will hold the rubber bands back and I can shoot the car when ever I want.Its a seer system! new ok now you can see the latest pictures

Posted by the_burrito_master 10 years ago


Need help to design mechanical mechanism

Hello everyone, I want to create feeder cart with seperate section, that will be hangin on rails.  Feeder cart will have four positions: First one (First load) will be bottom gates closed, middle gates open to the top. Second (Second load) will  be bottom gates closed, middle gates have to be locked in horizontal position. Third  position (First unload) bottom gates open, middle gates have stay locked. Fourth position (Second unload) bottom gates open and middle gates also open, that stuff drops out. I want ask you advice how to design bottom and middle gates open, closing and locking mechanical mechanism (without any electronical parts). This feeder cart will be operating by one man.  I have created middle gates mechanism, but maybe you have better solution.  I really appreciate for any ideas. Sorry for my english mistakes. English is not my native language. Link to my feeder cart design:  https://cad.onshape.com/documents/9bf2057d221de0e07143093b/w/42b5cff40a9a1fb3bed3cb14/e/cbc213062709ad380b4cb17b

Posted by DonatasD4 1 year ago


Wooden Go Kart?

*Hopefully this is the correct category..... Hello all! I am quite interested to start learning woodworking (already have some knowledge) And what better way to start that with a gas (or electric) go-kart :-P? I know fair amount of people who have built things out of wood, some younger than I am (14). And it seems like a very good skill to have. Plus, if I am good enough at it and I outgrow the go kart, Ca-CHING! I could sell it for profit (If it is in good enough condition still). I'm currently in 8th grade but I cannot take a woodworking class until 10th grade, So why not start? I was also wondering if the Ibles community could help? I could use some ideas, and I will need alot of info for the engine and frame.(If you can even find PEDAL CART info that would be awesome too). My plan is to have it done by mid summer (July 10 for me). This may seem like too much for me, but I want to build one that, if it doesn't have an engine, one could easily add one (I realize I can not run a gas/lawnmower engine on its side) Please leave your thoughts below!!

Posted by Randomguy65 6 years ago


Motercycle thingy off Nacho Lebre

Is there a instructable on how to build the cart off the Movie Nacho Lebre. I love that vehicle could somebody make it or give me info on how to make it?

Posted by epiphany_123 10 years ago


Briggs & Stratton Lawnmower/Go Cart Engine to Power a Boat

I've heard of people mounting small (5 hp or so) Briggs engines in boats to power them. I have a couple of warn out 2-stroke outboards, but they are smelly, smoky, and unreliable. Does anyone know the best way to mount a Briggs (or Tecumseh, Robin, etc) as an inboard? I know there'd have to be shafts and seals, but I'm kind of looking for ideas before I start cutting on the old flatbottom. I have a couple of vertical shaft motors, and one good horizontal.

Posted by skunkbait 10 years ago


Instructables in Japanese Advertising Magazine Kohkoku

Instructables, The Cart Bike, 5 Minute Chocolate Cake, The Inverted Bookshelf, and Survival Bracelet are all prominently featured in the April 2010 issue of Kohkoku, a Japanese advertising and lifestyle magazine.

Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago


orthonormal_basis_of_evil- Finalist

Orthonormal_basis_of_evil is a finalist in the Laser Cutter Challenge for:EMP shopping cart lockerThis is a forum post created by Instructables on behalf of the finalist. Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Check out all the finalists in the master list or in the Laser Cutter Finalists Group!

Posted by orthonormal_basis_of_evil 11 years ago


BAZOOKA: new idea

New bazooka idea: ammo:rollercoaster cart the one found in the rippin rocket set. power: big, orange motor found in the rippin rocket set. gun type: bazooka how it works:make a short little track going through the motor.then build frame.turn on motor, slide cart thoughr the back of the gun onto the track.push it a little in and the motor should push it out the front of the gun. this gun is usefull because: it takes 1.5 seconds to reload shoots extremely hard fires a big chunk its like oodulumps cannon but reloads faster. Im sorry if I have made some spelling errors in this forum. If anyone did not understand this the please tell me so I can make it clearer for everyone.

Posted by fobblewabble 11 years ago


Using a hall effect sensor with TL494 pulse width modulator.

I have an electric billy cart with a dead controller board. I constructed the kit circuit below to replace the dead board and it works well enough for the job except for one small problem. The throttle on the billy cart utilizes a hall effect device and not a pot. The billy cart also has a handbrake with a switch that closes when applied. I use this with a resistor to discharge C2 and pull pin 4 (inhibit) high. This ensures a gentle start (as the capacitor slowly charges through the 100k resistor) if the brake is released with the throttle advanced. The output range of the throttle is 950 mV to 4.1 V if VREF (5V) is used as the supply. (I'm dropping it in in place of the pot.) 4.1 V is sufficient to achieve the maximum 90% duty cycle of the chip, but 950 mV leaves me with a minimum duty cycle of about 21%, and of course a motor that won't stop. Will changing the divider ratios 20k/2k2 & 47k/47k be sufficient to get me zero speed or am I going to have to do something more exotic? Thanks in advance.

Posted by Rasputin182 10 years ago


One time video camera goes aloft

Joe Manico at Kodak built an aerial video vehicle with a $20 one-time-use video camera -- and some clever backyard engineering with soda pop bottles, a golf bag cart, and duct tape.Have a look:http://joemanico.1000nerds.kodak.com

Posted by davekny 11 years ago


Need to make a shelf or table for the top of my TV

I need to be able to put plants on top of my TV and need a shelf/table of some sort to put them on.  The tv is on a 15" deep microwave cart and there is about 2" clearance on either side.  The cart is 25" wide.  I have 15" wide 3/4" fiberboard that I can cut to needed width but can't come up with a good way to make it stand up (independently of the tv).  I thought about just putting some legs on the board but am concerned that this will be strong enough to hold the weight of a plant (let's assume 35 lbs but I doubt I would put anything that heavy on it).  Here is photo of what the table/stand will go on and the red lines are what I hope it to look like.  Any help would be appreciated.  Oh, and it has to be CHEAP!  I've already spent $15 on 8' of board and don't want to spend a great deal more.

Posted by nwmshp 5 years ago


Req for help with RIAA Eq (ripping LPs to HDD)

. I'm trying to dub/rip some LPs to digital and I think I have most of what I need (turntable, cables, sound card, capture software, encoders, pre-amp w/o eq) but I can't seem to find anything to handle the RIAA eq. I have an old stereo with phono preamp/eq, but it is not exactly hi-fi. As far as I can tell, all I need is a filter/plugin between the capture sw and encoder, but I can't seem to find anything. Any ideas? . Does anyone know what the shelf-life is for phono cartridges/stylii? I have some high quality carts/stys (Stanton, Ortofon) from the '80s, but I'm afraid the fulrums may have deteriorated. Are the carts/stys sold for DJ/disco use any good? . Anybody know of an Ancient Rippers site? On most of the sites I've found, vinyl is not in the vocabulary.

Posted by NachoMahma 11 years ago


The lure of the laser cutter

Keeps me coming back for more! I don't even know how to use one. But I do have projects that would utilize the laser cutter. I plan on submitting either 1 or 2 and I think people will love em. Look forward to seeing the amazing ones, the ones cast a light on things you've never even thought of or noticed before, like EMP shopping cart locker.

Posted by FreakCitySF 11 years ago


Wooden Necktie, Build a Mongolian Yurt, Racing Mower

Wooden Necktie Build a Mongolian Yurt Racing Mower Portal Cake is a Lie Make Beer Guitar Tube Amp Double Helix Lantern Wood-Fired Hot Tub Steampunk Bonsai Lamp DIY Solar Setup Shopping Cart Bike Honey Bee Habitat Trigger Green Lights Fluorescent Floor Lamp Build a Cajon Drum

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


smaller outdoor soundsystem

I saw a lot of great instructables that deal with putting together a fairly large soundsystem using a car battery. they are often supported using a shopping cart or a bicycle. are there any instructables that are maybe a step down in size? i'm looking for something a little quieter and more portable. maybe the sound comes from my jacket or a backpack? probably will make use of a megaphone more than big speakers. 

Posted by mrtunes 6 years ago


Raspberry pi3 and drone communication with MultiWii Serial Protocol (MSP) API

I want to make line tracking with drone but i have some problem. the drone's control cart sent to data raspberry but raspberry can not sent to data. i tried communication with msp api but i didn't it. Please help me!!

Posted by isay1 6 months ago


lithium vs lead acid for gokarts

For electric go karts, which one is better (for the money)? Lead acid is by far much much cheaper, but it is much much heavier. With a heavier battery you need a stronger frame, which weighs even more. With all of this weight you need an even stronger motor to push it all. With lithium you can build a lighter, cheaper frame, and power it with a weaker and cheaper motor and still obtain the same speeds. Lead Acid batteries take up about 1/3 the weight of a gokart with rider (1/3 being the driver, and the other third being chasis and motor and such). Reducing the weight by about a third (honestly, lithium, batteries weigh like nothing) could have huge performance improvements. So, does spending more money on batteries, and saving money on chasis and motor equal out to spending less on batteries and more on chasis and motor?

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago


Wind Powered Quad-Cart

I haven't seen anything this on here so I thought I'd step up. Engineers (or anyone who fancies themselves A DIYer) I found a few days back I little some very interesting Wind Powered Rides...six-or-seven-ways-wind-powers-vehicles OK so we know it CAN be done, but can it be done by a DIYer? OK here's my concept, Design and shape are optional but basic components are such: Take a pair of multi-speed Bicycles, their gearing will be the basic propulsion for this vehicle. Take one of the "bikes" and hook up a prop where the pedals "where" and set the wheel output to be higher then the prop speed, this should take care of the foreward movement once going. Now for the initial starting power (Bike 2), this can either be by petal, or by electric (solar/battery- up to you) But the basis for this whole thing is simple energy transfer, if the moving air over the prop causes the drive wheels to go, and by having them geared higher, the vehicle SHOULD move faster the faster you go ..Right? Can I get some math to back this up? it sounds like it would work.

Posted by Green_Primus 10 years ago