Added over 1 year ago | 00:03:38 | 2370 views
Student-built vehicles compete in a 50 meter drag race and a climb to the top of a 4-storey parking garage. The products of this semester included go-karts, scooters, longboards, and even a set of powered roller skates.
Added almost 2 years ago | 00:02:16 | 4316 views
Snow drifting with an ultralight (25kg / 26kg filled with snow) electric go-kart during the March snowstorm. The kart has independent RWD and about five horsepower, so it puts on a good show. More info on the kart: http://scolton.bl...
Added almost 2 years ago | 00:01:51 | 3225 views
Motors: 2x EMP C6374-200 (2.5kW peak each)http://www.leaderhobby.com/product.asp?ID=9394001224160Battery: 12S3P A123 26650M1-sorta-B (39.6V, 6.9Ah, 30mΩ) Still has some controller issues to sort out, but it works well.
Added over 2 years ago | 00:02:01 | 8610 views
tinyKart is our ultralight electric go-kart. It currently weighs 55lbs with a final target of 53lbs. The top speed is 30mph (controller limited). The custom chassis is made from aluminum plate and extrusion. It's propelled by two 2kW RC ...
Added over 3 years ago | 00:02:44 | 11310 views
This is our second test drive of the new Cap Kart. The first run ended similarly to the first test drive: with a dead MOSFET in the controller. This time we came prepared with a field soldering kit and a less volatile replacement FET. Af...
Added over 4 years ago | 00:02:14 | 15880 views
I got to visit the 2009 e-Kart Challenge, held in Tours, France. The challenge uses a friendly electric go-kart competition to motivate educational projects in engineering (mechanical, electrical, computer). The teams come from high-scho...
Added 5 years ago | 00:02:59 | 35040 views
With a new set of custom motor controllers, we were able to test some of the more interesting features of the Cap Kart. More info:http://web.mit.edu/first/kart In addition to its batteries, the kart has a 110F ultracapacitor, which ulti...
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