For my next project which is an electric go-kart, I needed to come up with a way to mount all the electronic controls somehow. I decided to get a go-kart steering wheel and design a F1 inspired inlay that fits to the centre of it. Designing it was much more tricky than I thought as the steering wheel’s spokes had three dimensional shapes which were very difficult to measure.
Also, as it is using hand controls for acceleration and reverse, I had to come up with a way to mount the accelerator body to the wheel.
The inlay was printed in four parts which are bolted together with M3 bolts. The two halves of the inlay are attached to the steering wheel with M6 bolts which are bolted through the central spokes.
I’m not done with the wiring, but the pictures gives a good idea how it will look like.