If you haven’t been able to scrounge up a few hundred dollars to improve your daily commute with an electric scooter, there might be an alternative hiding in your parents’ basement. This electric go-kart is made entirely from Lego, so if you’ve got bins and bins of plastic bricks left over from your childhood, it might be time to dust them all off and get building. Advertisement It took about three weeks and over 7,000 pieces to build this go-kart, which is mostly assembled from Lego Technic pieces including 32 tiny electric motors (eight in every wheel) that propel it to a top speed of almost two-and-a-half miles per hour—depending on the weight of the rider who needs to be under 150 pounds. You’re not going to be winning any races on this thing, but there’s a chance you’ll still be rolling faster than the slowly crawling traffic you usually have to deal with on the way to work. The go-kart is controlled using an app on a smartphone that can be mounted to its steering wheel, and is powered by eight BuWizz bricks; a third-party alternative to the boxes Lego includes to power and control the electric motors and… Read full this story
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