LOLrioKart: Motorized shopping cart racing

Energy & Sustainability
LOLrioKart: Motorized shopping cart racing

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.

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4 thoughts on “LOLrioKart: Motorized shopping cart racing

  1. Kent KB says:

    I made a 250 watt solar charged “Scootr Cart” for last years Maker Faire SF Make Play Day:

    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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