July 29, 2014

Experimenting with Arduino and electric go-karts

Many of us have been known to experiment with remote-control cars, robotic tanks and other smaller devices, but rarely expand this work into life-size projects. With that in mind we're excited to show an electric go-kart built by Instructables member gizzmotronics

Instead of a simple speed control, this kart has some neat Arduino-controlled lights, indicators, and also interfaces with the electronic speed controller to easily alter the speed from the chain drive and twin fan-cooled motor. It's an amazing effort and can reach speeds of over 45 km/h.

Bear in mind the safety aspects of working with and driving such a kart, however we're sure the effort would be more than worth it. To learn more about the project, visit the Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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