X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

MIT Student Constructs Mario Kart Racer, Cafeteria Runs out of Bananas

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

Charles Guan, an MIT grad student, has created a working replica of the vehicles from Super Mario Kart. It is powered by four motors attached to the wheels and can reach speeds upwards of 26 mph. It can also do some crazy turns when the driver leans into the curves.

Even more amazing than the kart itself is how quickly he made the thing. He fabricated it in just three weeks. The vehicle, called the “Chibikart,” is built to be as lightweight as possible. The frame is just 30-inches long and 18-inches wide. Check it out in action in the video clip below:

So, how did he make it so fast? Guan installed a 32-volt battery and electrical system along with an e-bike controller from China to run the power plant of the vehicle. Installed underneath the seat, this drives each of the electrical motors installed in the four small wheels. Sweet. Now he needs to build more and hold Mario Kart races once a year.

[via Kotaku via Geek]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (2):

  1. mitcoes says:

    I would rather prefer “Tuxkart”, coming from a university, and probably the Linux fundation and some Linux and Android oriented brands would like to sponsor it.

  2. Black ICE says:

    Seems so that they forgot to put on a brake. So they must brake with their foot on the floor.

More from Awesomer Media...

Fallon Plays Nintendo

Fallon Plays Nintendo

Learning to Play the Violin

Learning to Play the Violin

Hyundai’s New i20 WRC Car Is a Real Badass

Hyundai’s New i20 WRC Car Is a Real Badass

Lexus LIT IS Lights up the Night

Lexus LIT IS Lights up the Night

Disney to Turn Epcot’s Spaceship Earth into the Death Star

Disney to Turn Epcot’s Spaceship Earth into the Death Star

Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Advertisement