There is a new generation of go-karts that are breaking ground. They are futuristic, designed with sleek, lightweight materials like carbon fiber, sensor-infused for quick navigation, precision-assembled, and compact so they can fit into the trunk of a car! One of the highlights of our Summer term, students will then test drive these hand-built vehicles in an exciting studio finale race that is sure to draw a crowd!
In this studio, you’ll be working with your peers to design, engineer, and build an E-Go-Kart, or electric go-kart, that will navigate on the roadways of our Nu Grand Prix! As a team, you’ll work on the design of all the elements: chassis, exterior shell, interior cabin, steering apparatus, onboard display, and any other custom features that you can imagine. The style is up to you: futuristic, sci-fi steampunk, fantastical, vintage, geometric, minimalist, or modern-chic. You’ll also use a variety of sensors, such as ultrasonic sensors, color detecting cameras, and pressure sensors, to navigate the course with ease. You’ll be drifting across the Nu Grand Prix in style!
Physics (Electricity, Magnetism)
Sensors & Actuators
Digital Fabrication (Laser-cutting, 3d Printing)
- Enrolling students must be between the ages of 11 to 13 (or grades 6-8)