Remote controlled Chaos Cart - How to motorise trash.

Talk by Hendrik, Gwen and Callum (Hendrik (any), Gwen (She/Her), Callum (He/Him)) 👩‍👩‍👧‍👧

Friday from 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM in Stage C

Using a fad of the 2010s and the UK's most popular river dweller the Leeds hackspace has combined 2 hoverboard wheels with a shopping trolley to create a monstrosity. Armed with a PA system, rally lights, under glow and 2 car horns it’s the perfect centre of chaos for protests or your ALDI shop. During our presentation, we invite the audience to delve into the fascinating world of motorising random objects and the art of upcycling, along with the myriad challenges we encountered along the way. From designing our own lithium-polymer batteries to countless iterations and rigorous testing, we'll discuss the intricacies of dealing with electromagnetic interference, experimenting with various motor controllers, and even designing our own from scratch. We want people to experience the shenanigans we went through and the fun we had along the way to hopefully get more people into whacky-wheeled…..wehicles. But it's not all talk! We're excited to demonstrate the trolley live, allowing you to experience first-hand the joy and sheer mayhem it brings. Our goal is to inspire you to embark on your own wacky-wheeled adventures, learning from our missteps and benefiting from our advice and tips. No Project is ever truly done lastly we want to look into the future: The intended use cases and how we aim to share our knowledge and plans with the wider community. Our commitment to openness and collaboration means that anyone bold enough to motorise anything around them can benefit from our experiences and insights.

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