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Close up of drill

This clever, straightforward build is fun for both parent and child. YouTuber Daddy Handy shares his easy to build go-kart. It’s constructed with household items and parts from the hardware store. Parts range from a 2×4 chassis, a few small boards, hinges, zip ties, nuts, bolts, and an 18V power drill, and don’t forget a dad’s love for making great homemade toys for his child. Add the wheels from a wagon and you are off to the races.

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The braking mechanism

The accelerator and brake use simple hinge and leverage. The steering mechanism uses eye hooks connected with a cord wrapped around the steering column. The rechargeable drill contacts directly to the rear knobby wagon tire and provides enough torque to propel the go-kart along sidewalks and driveways.

 Check out this video to watch it go! 

Theron Sturgess

Theron Sturgess

Theron is an educator, business owner, writer, and consultant working within Springfield, MO and the Ozarks community. He enjoys making and building with his 11 year old son and likes to read and write about science, technology, education, sci fi, martial arts, and philosophy.