Moving it again: a combination motor mount/bearing block for the LOLrioKart

Now let’s take a look at an assembly of waterjet cut parts that combines a motor mount with bearing blocks. For the LOLrioKart project, Charles Guan wanted to add a powerful electric motor to a shopping cart (yes, really). In order to do this, he needed a way to attach the motor to the frame, as well as a way to hold it in line with the driven axle. His solution was to use the waterjet to make a combination motor mount and bearing block out of ½ inch thick aluminum 6061. He used the stacking technique (described in the post on stacking) to make the plates thicker and thus provide a more stable attachment where the assembly rests on the cross member tube. You can see the separate pieces as well as the assembled drivetrain below.

 

1/2″ 6061 aluminum plates and motor for the LOLrioKart drive train. Photo courtesy of Charles Guan http://www.etotheipiplusone.net/

1/2″ 6061 aluminum plates and motor for the LOLrioKart drive train. Photo courtesy of Charles Guan http://www.etotheipiplusone.net/

 

The assembled LOLrioKart drive train. Photo courtesy of Charles Guan http://www.etotheipiplusone.net/

The assembled LOLrioKart drive train. Photo courtesy of Charles Guan http://www.etotheipiplusone.net/

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