MAKE Karts and Wheels Contest Winners

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MAKE Karts and Wheels Contest Winners

MAKE Karts and Wheels Contest Winner

We got some really great, creative entries for our MAKE Karts and Wheels Contest. Folks were tasked with making something original and documenting the build in our DIY library, Make: Projects, with the only criteria being that their creation have wheels and can carry a person. The editors of MAKE then judged entries based on creativity, execution, written documentation, and photography. The Grand Prize winner is (drumroll, please) Jeremy Ashinghurst with his Adult Soapbox Kart (pictured above). Not only is Jeremy’s kart a thing of pro-style beauty, but his documentation is inspirational, well-photographed, and clearly written. Look for his project to be published on the pages of the upcoming MAKE Volume 26. Congrats Jeremy!

We had three Runners Up as well, including the well-documented and stylish Teardrop Camper Trailer by Werner Strama, built upon the salvaged frame of a dilapidated trailer:
Karts and Wheels Contest Teardrop Camper Trailer

Next up is the deliciously dangerous and funny Bike Buh Cue by Tho X. Bui, originally made for the Tour de Fat bike parade, to hand out hamburgers and hot dogs and raise money for the homeless:
Karts and Wheels Bike Buh Cue

The last runner up is Brad Wong’s Quad Roller Skates project, using trucks and wheels from two old skateboards, along with a pair of shoes, to make custom roller skates:
Karts and Wheels Contest Quad Roller Skates

And we just have to give an honorable mention to Monika Wuhrer for making us smile with her Soapbox Out of Found Materials:
Karts and Wheels Found Materials Soapbox

Congrats to all the winners, and a big maker thanks to everyone who entered and shared their builds with us! Look for Jeremy’s project in MAKE Volume 26, and keeps your ears to the wire for the next contest, Robots!

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  1. Soap Box Workshop for Adults : OPEN SOURCE GALLERY says:

    […] The Car above by Monika Wuhrer made it into the MAKE:Magazine […]

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