This week,we received all the parts we ordered last week and have been busy CADing on solidworks. We kind of come up with the mechanical structure of the whole kart, how to build it with the materials we have (80/20 aluminum frame, 0.125'' and 0.25'' aluminum plate). After figuring everything out, this is what we come up with:
So we are still adopting the 'kneel down' gesture. And we decided to let the driver (which would probably be me) put her chin on the chin support structure (the tallest thing in the picture) And the person is sitting on the triangular-shpaed structure. We first thought that the two vertical aluminum frame would be a good support for the driver as he makes turns, so there will be some force given to the driver to avoid them from being thrown out of the kart. BUT, our first prototype proved that it would not work....
We laser cut the joints with plywood, and cut the aluminum frames. We made our first prototype of the chassis last night:
|Jia wei working on the annoying screws|