October 7, 2015
Update: the first batch is sold out!
I’ll post here when I’m ready to do another run. Probably early 2016?
So here’s me updating this blog after years of neglect.
I have been working on producing a small run (x3) of 2-player bartop arcade machines.
So far pricing is around $599 which lets me recoup costs and just about makes it worth the effort. Also the offer is only for people living in the Perth metro area or willing to pickup from here. Sorry anyone else, however if I get enough interest I will look into flat pack shipping diy kits in the future.
If I sell through the first batch at this price I’ll make another small run of 3 or 4 units (more if there’s demand). It takes a few weeks to resupply parts and about a week to build a few units so if you want one sooner, be quick.
Anyone interested should drop me an email with the words “Arcade machine” in the subject.
December 10, 2012
Merry Christmas to the other person reading this.
There’s some new guides on this page of my site.
June 21, 2012
I have written a guide for the front suspension mod on my Drift-2 Go-Kart:
July 18, 2011
I’ve added a build summary to my site detailing my most recent completed hobby project.
If you have an interest in tooling around with things mechanical and messy click the link.
June 1, 2011
Now that the daily temp here has dropped below 30 degrees, I’m starting to think about messing around with my Go-Kart some more. The 2-speed transmission has been successful and fun, but the Kart with its modest 6.5hp power-plant lacks the kind of power I’m used to with my previous builds (both had motorcycle engines with hp in the double digits).
I have a 250cc engine from a Suzuki GN250 which rates somewhere around 15-20Hp and comes with a 5-speed gearbox. It’s a pretty good upgrade from the centrifugal clutched stationary unit.
To fit the engine I might have to extend the existing engine bay on the Kart and I’ll have to fit a jack-shaft to get the chain running forward from the engine. A road bike engine isn’t the best fit for an off-road Kart because I’ll have to fit a lot of electronics and/or strip out the unnecessary bits and probably have to make sure the engine gets good air flow at low speed.
This is probably going to take a few months to get done, I’ll be sure to post the progress here as it gets going.