University of Arkansas Cossatot Secondary Career Center students rebuilt a donated go cart as a Mechanical Devices & Systems class project.
The high school students produced calculations for a speed reduction system and installed the system to regulate at 15 mph, the maximum speed of a motor vehicle on campus. Components of the speed reduction system included RPM of the motor, the size of the rear tire, and a double reduction drive sprocket and clutch.
Pictured test driving the vehicle is Cole Reeder from Nashville and his pit crew. Dick Pierce, UA Cossatot Industrial Technology instructor, was pleased with the results and the students were excited to see the results of their hard work.
Pierce commented, “When they told me they wanted to rebuild a go cart, my first reaction was, ‘This isn’t an automotive class.’ I reconsidered and approved this project because it displays perfectly the versatility and reach of Industrial Technology training.”
Students contributing to the refurnishing of the go cart are pictured from left to right: Joel Betancourt of Nashville, Devin Young of Nashville, Cole Reeder of Nashville, Damien Miranda-Dickinson of Kirby, Isaiah Smith of Nashville, Corey Peterson of Kirby, Randall Copeland of Kirby, and not pictured is Brant Reeder of Nashville.