Added over 7 years ago | 00:02:44 | 13565 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 8 years ago | 00:02:13 | 18289 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 over 9 years ago | 00:02:59 | 39112 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...
Added over 9 years ago | 00:06:15 | 22134 views
The maiden voyage of our electric go-kart. Our field controller (the only piece of off-the-shelf electronics on the kart) broke, so it is limited to low gear with no capacitor brake/boost. Next time...http://web.mit.edu/first/kart
Added over 9 years ago | 00:00:48 | 21178 views
Ramp input testing of the custom speed controller we are developing for the cap kart. (http://web.mit.edu/first/kart)Speed control is done by rapidly switching voltage on to and off of the motor coils. In this video, you can hear the sp...
Added over 9 years ago | 00:00:20 | 15011 views
The team of high school students and MIT undergraduates that created a DIY self-balancing scooter during the summer of 2007 is back at work. This summer's project has four wheels and a capacitor measured in the triple digits. Enough sai...
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