Boys planned an evening to take all the materials and plans together and build a traditional Boy Scout go-cart.
Materials used were a plank of plywood, some 2x6's, 4 wheels, some angle iron, and any additional resources found along the back lane of the garage used to build it. Boys were able to collect an old foldable metal chair, couple eye boys from discarded frying pans, a large log hammer, a table with folding legs, and some piping.
To add in the risk factor, lot of power tools were used (under supervision of expert engineers).
Boys split up into teams for various sections. Axle and wheels, body, driver seat and controls.
|John Sobkowicz, Karl Burndorfer, John Higgins, Kendall Cahoon - Scout & YM Leaders|
|Darcy Dabels - Parent, Sam - Site Supervisor|
|Jack Dabels, Aaron Castillo, Jakob Kellestine, Garrett Byam, Nathaniel Wilshire - Scouts|
|Daniel Urquijo, Sam Lloyd, William Lloyd, - Venturers|
|Measuring out the axles||Just because they call it a skill saw, doesn't mean you need skill to use it.||Great find on this chair. Cut it down to only 10cm off the ground. Looks good.||You need to come up with a mounting base now guys.|
|Getting the drill press ready for the axle parts. We're making these from the angle iron.||Lets drill holes in the 2x6 bases to fit the chair legs into.||Tough drill man. Make sure I got the right angle here...||So I think the front axle can mount OK if we cut the body like this, right?|
|Lets see how the seat would fit. Not bad.||We need to rethink this axle mount. If we bolt through the middle it's not going to swivel properly.||Scavenging team gets back.||I think we should stop for a snack break guys. Union rule eh!|
|Checkng the fit on the angle iron and with the wheels.||That one was good, just need to make 3 more now.||Teaching the concept of a pilot hole.||Time to fit the seat. Daniel tries out the screw gun.|
|More pressure right?||Yup, and hold it 90degrees to the body.||Alright, torgued those babies in.||He a professional now.|
|Just press it down, little oil, there, nice hole.||Was that a mouse?||Cool how his pants don't start on fire.||Oh, wait, maybe they have.|
|So you live with Jack eh, Names Sam, glad to meet you.||Angle iron brackets on.||Ready to bolt on the wheel.||Back wheel going on. Now check out the cool steering eye bolts. Took those of some frying pans in the garbage.|
|Getting a bit dark, but this is the last wheel, and ready for the test drive.||Quick weight test...||It works!!!||So it's really dark now and the pictures didn't turn out. But it works just like we know it would.|
|Test Runs - the following week|
|Has that Formula-One look, eh!||Seat seams to be back in snug.||Quick check on the Wheels, Should have used 2 wrenches to tighten these bolts.||So the roads around here just aren't steep enough, lets try the toboggan hill!|
|This definitely has potential.||Need a even more steeper incline.||OK, lets go back to a less steeper incline||Alright, lets go a bit stepter now that we're experienced.|
|How long can jack stay on with Sam driving?||Daniel dumps off Sam with a quick turn.|