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11 of the Coolest Builds By Bored People With a Lot of Lego Bricks

There are a lot of reasons why Lego remains one of the world’s most popular toys, over 3,700, in fact: the number of unique Lego pieces that have been created over the decades. It allows everything from Batmobiles, to excavators, to Kessel running space ships to be built from plastic bricks, but Lego can be used to…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Cranes, Artificial Intelligence, Lego, Guinness World Records, Lord Of The Rings, Neural Networks, Bugatti, Nerf, Bugatti Chiron, Pinball, Rubiks Cube, Blasters, Kessel, Lego Bricks

You'll Need Over 7,000 Pieces and 32 Motors to Build This Lego Go-Kart You Can Actually Ride

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…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Lego, Go Karts, Buwizz

It Looks Like Segway's New Owners Finally Found a Way to Make Segways Fun

Watching videos of people flipping and falling off of two-wheeled hoverboards like the Segway miniPro is endlessly fun, but actually riding one and risking your neck? Not so much. According to Abacus News, however, Ninebot has created a kit that converts the miniPro into a steerable go-kart, eliminating the risk of…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Technology, Tech, Rumors, Segway, Hoverboards, Ninebot, Consumer Tech, Go Karts, Abacus News, Minipro

Barbie ride-on toy car modded with real engine goes 70 mph

Edwin Olding hacked together a Barbie Power Wheels Ford Mustang chassis with an old go-kart frame and a customized Honda dirt bike engine. This hot pink whip now races at 70 mph. From The Drive: Olding told The Drive, "I wanted to find the cutest Barbie Power Wheels car online and turn it into a drift kart." With the miniature Mustang's tiny electric motor and plastic tires, that would not be an easy task. Instead of trying to boost the Power Wheels' weak performance, Olding decided to ...
Tags: Toys, Video, News, Makers, Cars, Racing, Barbie, Honda, Mustang, Barbie Power Wheels, Olding, Go-karts, Edwin Olding, Barbie Power Wheels Ford Mustang

Frances O’Connor, Richard Roxburgh Join Australia’s ‘Go Karts’

See Pictures has cast newcomer William Lodder in the lead role of its upcoming “Go Karts,” which begins filming this week in Busselton, Western Australia. He is joined by Frances O’Connor, Richard Roxburgh, Dan Wyllie, Darius Amarfio-Jefferson, Cooper van Grootel and another newcomer Anastasia Bampos. The high-octane family film sees Lodder as a Jack-the-lad who […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Global, Production, Frances O'connor, Richard Roxburgh, Go Karts, Jamie Hilton, Frances O'Connor Richard Roxburgh, William Lodder, Busselton Western Australia, Anastasia Bampos, Lodder

‘Go Karts,’ ‘100% Wolf’ Head Funding Slate for Screenwest, Screen Australia

New Year funding announcements by Australia’s federal and regional-level film support bodies have allowed the green-lighting of a string of features and documentary films. Prominent among them is “Go Karts,” a family film about a boy who must overcome difficulties, including his own recklessness, to win a kart championship. The film is directed by Owen […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Global, Production, Screen Australia, Owen, Go Karts, ScreenWest, 100% Wolf, Screenwest Screen Australia

Nothing But Water Powers This Tricycle That Goes From 0 to 62 MPH In Half a Second

Remember that feeling of terror when a five-year-old version of you climbed aboard your tricycle before careening down a giant hill? That’s nothing compared to what François Gissy must have felt climbing aboard this adult-sized trike powered by a water tank pressurized to 6,000 PSI.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bikes, Speed, Motorcycles, François Gissy, Tricycles, Go Karts

Super-Sizing Lego Sets Is the Only Reason You Need a 3D Printer

They’ve been used by large companies for rapidly creating prototypes for at least a few decades, but finding a reason to put a 3D printer in every home hasn’t been as successful. Making accessories for your vacuum? Boring. Building pop bottle bridges? Meh. Super-sizing Lego? Hello holy grail of 3D printing.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Lego, 3d Printing, 3d Printers, Go Karts

Do We Have to Say That Street Racing a Go Kart is a Bad Idea?

As long as there are going to be vehicles that are still under human control, there will be street racing. It’s not safe, it’s not very smart, and it’s not going to go away anytime soon. Detroit Police Chief James Craig says that his department tracks as many as 500 street races some nights. The […] The post Do We Have to Say That Street Racing a Go Kart is a Bad Idea? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Detroit, Stupidity, Detroit Police, James Craig, News Blog, Street Racing, Go Karts, French Road

Nintendo Goes After Maricar

Less surprising for the fact that it has finally happened than the fact that it took so long to do so, but the Maricar go-karting service is being sued by Nintendo for trademark infringement.
Tags: Travel, Games, Nintendo, Go-karts, MariCar

This Jeep Go-Kart Is Probably Better at Off-Roading Than Your Car

If you’re going to slap the Jeep name on a go-kart, you better make sure it lives up to brand’s pedigree. But with three gears, plus reverse, a swing axle keeping it stable on off-road terrain, and over-sized air-filled tires including a spare, the Jeep Revolution BFR-3 go-kart might be better suited for off-roading than your sedan is.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Automotive, Jeep, Berg, Go Karts

Actev Motors, co-founded by Tony Fadell, prepares to start shipping its smart go-karts

 Actev Motors, a young, Mountain View, Ca.-based company, is gearing up to ship its eagerly anticipated all-electric smart go-karts beginning this fall. The vehicles, for kids ages 5 to 9, cost roughly $1,000, including a Formula One-like body kit that comes in silver or red, and shipping. They come with a lot of neat features that tech-savvy parents will appreciate, too, including an app… Read More
Tags: TC, Tech, Tony Fadell, Mountain View CA, Go-karts, Actev Motors

This Go-Kart Modeled After a 1923 Racecar Revs Our Engines

Built from ultra-light materials and a father's love. The post This Go-Kart Modeled After a 1923 Racecar Revs Our Engines appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Gallery, Electric Vehicles, Motorsports, Go Karts

Douglas Varey builds vintage electric go-karts with ber sustainable materials

The Austin Boulogne is made out of FSC-certified Okoume marine plywood and is covered in Xorel from Carnegie, the most sustainable, verified textile on the market. The ultra-light plywood and Xorel keeps the car running super light while maintaining a high level or durability. The car is powered by a 48V 5KW BLDC electric motor with sine wave controller and a Lithium battery pack. Related: Vintage electric bikes from Italy out-hip even the coolest ride Inhabitat asked Varey how he became insp...
Tags: Design, Austin, Gallery, Italy, FSC, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Design, Inhabitat, Sustainable Materials, Carnegie, Resolute, Go Karts

Product Review: Will the ReliefBand Motion Sickness Device Let Me Go Racing?

They say the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. I was blessed with an appreciation for road racing and cars that corner and handle well. Unfortunately, I’m also very prone to motion sickness. That means I can’t race cars. Back when I was riding around in the rear facing far back seat in the Buick […] The post Product Review: Will the ReliefBand Motion Sickness Device Let Me Go Racing? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Accessories, Product Reviews, Autos, Nausea, Buick, Motion Sickness, Go Karts

Contraption converts a "hoverboard" into a go-kart

The Hoverboard Cart is a $69 aluminum frame that attaches to hoverboards and holds a beach chair, cooler, or other seat. You steer it with your feet. The only thing missing is a mount for a fire extinguisher.
Tags: Post, Inventions, Hoverboards, Go-karts, Hoverboard Cart

A Tiny Drivable Jaguar Replica Might Be the Perfect Car For Big City Commutes

Driving to work in a crowded city sucks. Traffic sucks. Finding parking sucks. But with a fifth-scale replica of a Jaguar XK120 that’s small enough to squeeze inside an elevator, suddenly you’re not limited to just driving on roads, or finding parking in a busy garage.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Cars, Automotive, Luxury, Jaguar, Hammacher Schlemmer, Go-karts, Jaguar Xk120

The Arrow Is the Smart Go-Kart You Deserved as a Kid

It's official, kids have it good these days. The post The Arrow Is the Smart Go-Kart You Deserved as a Kid appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Toys, Cars, Gallery, Gadget Lab, Gear, Toy Fair, Actev Motors, Arrow Smart Kart, Go Karts

The Arrow Smart Electric Go-Kart Is a Tesla For Nine-Year-Olds

Four-year-olds get to play with Power Wheels , teenagers get to drive real cars, but how do all those kids in-between quench their need for speed? With the new Arrow Smart-Kart from Actev Motors that sounds as feature-packed as a Tesla Model S, without the $70,000 price tag.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Apps, Toys, Toy Fair, Toy Fair 2016, Go-karts, Actev Motors, Arrow Smart Kart