Makers Lab: Go Karts
HAVE YOU EVER DRIVEN A GO KART? DO YOU KNOW HOW THEY’RE BUILT? JOIN US ON THIS CHALLENGING BUT FUN MISSION TO FIND OUT… YOU’LL GET TO BUILD ONE, TEST IT AND RACE IT!
In this mission, you will learn the basics of engineering by designing, building and testing pedal-powered go-karts in small teams. Your mission will start with a large pile of materials: wood, pedals, timber, nuts, bolts, screws, wheels and more. Supported by sculptor/designer-maker Bill Hudson, you will sketch out initial ideas and designs until you’re ready to start prototyping. Using 3D drawing apps, you will design, make and refine your prototypes until you’re ready to start building at full scale. We will be working with drills, saws, and other basic hand tools. Mission skills will include designing, measuring, tool use and tool safety, construction and engineering basics, and teamwork! The week will end with some exciting driving challenges. Everyone will get a copy of their model plans to take home.