This weekend I tackled a quick cycle kart project with the help of my two year old son. I grabbed a roll of blue painters tape and got to work scaling out some proportions on the living room floor. I thought painters tape would be great for “prototaping” my cycle kart dimension and, sure enough, it let me adjust and tweak elements with ease. If you try “prototaping”, be sure you jot down your specs as your wife may not love a scale cycle kart taped to the living room floor.
Although my dimensions are slightly shorter than usual, I decided a shorter wheelbase would lend itself to a cuter look and would save on weight as well. My son and I were also able to sit in our cycle kart which in turn meant the living room was soon filled with cycle kart sounds and spiddle as we reved our imaginary cylinder. The width will be around 30″ which means a young enthusiastic passanger can sqeeze in beside me, which is important since I want this project to be something we enjoy as a family.