The 18-year-old engineering student, Jasper Edwards enjoys making motorized go-karts out of everyday items like wheelchairs and shopping carts, and he’s even pretty good at it. In this short video documentary, he takes us into his garage and shows off some of his handy work.
When building one of these go-karts, Edwards scavenges junk yards looking for scrap parts he can use, with a plan in mind to keep the original structural design as much as possible. He still wants it to look like a wheelchair or shopping cart; he just wants it to have some serious speed. His motorized shopping cart can go up to up to 50 mph, and he’s applied to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Edwards doesn’t believe in following a step-by-step guide. He says, “If you’re going to follow instructions you might as well just buy one. The good thing about these projects is that even though you might only be going 40mph, it’s on something you built and made out of bits of old scrap cars.”
These go-karts are pretty creative, but they definitely look like you should buckle up for safety.