Clasohlsonkart: Electrical system design

It’s time to think about the electrical system on board Clasohlsonkart. After purchasing a Toyota Prius hybrid “converter assembly” (read: rather large 50kW inverter module”) I have settled upon using that to control the motor. This is because the engineers at Toyota have already done all the work for me in terms of designing the Finish the post…

 

Clasohlsonkart: Oh God Drive

I’m still alive. checks pulse to be sure. Yep, still alive. It’s been a while but I’ve been busy getting a new job and things, but steady progress has been made with clasohlsonkart. The bearings and steel arrived for the back wheel assembly, and the bearings have been bolted to the frame. The wheels were Finish the post…

 

Power cuts – or why I should probably get a UPS

Time: somewhere around 3:50AM this morning. A delightful screech of house alarms woke me up, only to discover we still had power (???). After nearly falling out of bed grabbing my phone, Northern Power Grid had indeed noticed a cut nearby. Then the WiFi went off. The WiFi went off?! F*ck sake – tired me Finish the post…

 

Clasohlsonkart: Drive Train Bikeshedding

It wasn’t bikeshedding, it was pretty productive. Sunday afternoon: it’s cold, snowing, there’s a crocheting workshop going on in the hackspace, and the distinct clatter of bolts and steel parts hitting the floor can be heard. “Tea time”, I mutter. I’m now at the point where I have got a rough CAD model of the Finish the post…

 

Clasohlsonkart: The Beginning

(cue intense music) It’s finally happening! I’ve been saying I’m going to build this for so long and it’s finally happening. (this post will probably read like a story, sorry not sorry) A bit of background A go kart has always seemed a brilliant idea. Not a petrol one, mind, but an electric one. There’s Finish the post…