MADE ON EARTH
Report from the world of backyard technology
Photography by Michael Dowling
So you want to polish up your metalworking skills, you’ve just bought a welder, and you’re interested in mechanical engineering. If you’re like Michael Dowling and Noam Davidson, you acquire a shopping cart and build a go-kart out of it.
“Noam has wanted to build a go-kart for awhile,” explains Dowling. “With a Safeway shopping cart we found, and an old lawnmower motor, the idea just presented itself.”
“We thought that it would be hilarious if we could speed down the aisles of a grocery store, doing some high-speed shopping and then race out ...