Teens pulled over while driving their wooden roadster

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Teens pulled over while driving their wooden roadster

posted Oct 9th 2012 9:02am by Mike Szczys
filed under: transportation hacks

From this view we would think the handmade wooden roadster (translated) was street legal. But it’s missing a few items that are required to take it out on the highway. The teenagers that built it were pulled over the other night (translated) and cited for driving without a speedometer or side indicator lights.
The image above shows the mark II of their design. Sadly they crashed the first version, which gave them a chance to overhaul the entire design. Now they have a proper frame which was welded from steel square tube. It’s got an impressive rack and pinion steering system and shock absorbing suspension in the front and rear. A dirt bike engine mounted behind the seats drives the rear wheels via a chain. They’ve used an Arduino to add turn signals, and have headlights for night driving.
[Gerrit] sent in the tip on this one and he figures that with an Arduino already being used in the vehicle it should be a quick fix to add a speedometer and get back on the road.
http://hackaday.com/2012/10/09/teens-pulled-over-while-driving-their-wooden-roadster/

Link to roadster goodness:
http://mijnskelter.blogspot.be/