Go-Kart building skills on display

By Press Reports

(left to right) Brady Clay and Travis Mize– first year Engineering students.

(left to right) Brady Clay and Travis Mize– first year Engineering students.

The Choctaw County Career and Technology Center Robotics and Engineering class along with the Agriculture Power and Machinery Operations class are working on an integrated activity that benefits both programs. The two classes are working on constructing a Go Kart that will eventually help with recruiting and give community recognition to the technology center’s student organizations.

Austin Williams–second year Agriculture Machinery student

Austin Williams–second year Agriculture Machinery student

The Agriculture Power and Machinery Operations class has been working on building the chassis, fabricating the body and are installing the motor. The Robotics and Engineering classes are working to design and install the clutching system, drive train and the electrical components that will incorporate a system of switches for engine ignition.

Once the Go-Kart is in working order, the engineering class will put the final touches on it by painting and decorating it with school colors and student organization logos. This Project has helped the students in both classes by challenging them to put many different aspects of their curriculum together along with group work that is dependent on the correlation of design and ideas.

(left to right) Tyler Woodson– first year Agriculture Machinery student and Tyler Cook–second year Agriculture Machinery student.

(left to right) Tyler Woodson– first year Agriculture Machinery student and Tyler Cook–second year Agriculture Machinery student.