• LOLrioKart, a recycled shopping cart that you can drive

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    Charles Guan, a 20-year-old MIT student got inspired with the classic Mario Kart series of games from Nintendo and came up with the LOLrioKart. Guan normally spends his time building competition-spec battle robots but he extended his creativity to come up with a drivable shopping cart. He used an old NiCad battery pack and using some leftover lithium nanophosphate cells from A123 that was donated to the University. This battery pack is capable of sending 48 volts to a Briggs and Stratton ETEK DC pancake electric motor, which operates through a DIY rear differential and to the tiny tires at the back of the cart. Kids will not be the only one’s hitching a ride in shopping carts after this. It certainly looks hilarious, check out some videos after the jump.


    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on July 2, 2009