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MAKE subscriber Charles writes in about his electric shopping cart project called the “LOLrioKart”. The cart is equipped with “a cache of massive aircraft wet-cell NiCd batteries” and a 15 hp electric motor. The website has a nicely documented build log, which is great for anyone looking into making an electrically driven vehicle. Thanks Charles!

What originally started as a whimsical attempt to strap a set of large nickel cadmium batteries, discovered in a dusty back room, to something – anything – has turned into a full-fledged ambitious engineering project.

More about LOLrioKart: Electric shopping cart racing

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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  1. Kent KB says:

    I made a 250 watt solar charged “Scootr Cart” for last years Maker Faire SF Make Play Day:
    http://flickr.com/photos/kentkb/2468079794/sizes/m/

    It was powerful enough to drag me around and faster than I wanted to go, I cannot imagine the brute power of this cart!

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      That looks really cool. Thanks for the link.

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