MIT Students Build a Speedy Go-Kart Out of a Shopping Cart

When you were in college, you spent your free time drinking tallboys of Bud Ice and playing Mario Kart 64 until 5am. These MIT students, on the other hand, built a shopping cart go-kart cart and dubbed it the LOLriokart.

The LOLrioKart consists of a big stack of NiCd aircraft batteries and a 15hp brushless motor rigged up to an old shopping cart with upgraded wheels. As you can see by the video, it travels at a pretty good clip, up to 45MPH. And you've got to assume that in Cambridge, seeing a motorized shopping cart with a nerd inside tooling around on the street isn't all that shocking.

[MITERS via Equals Zero via The Awesomer]