Bah, plywood. You’re so 1990s! These days if it’s not a composite blend of at least five different elements and has carbon nanotubes sprinkled over the top we’re not interested. But on the other hand – self-assembly flat-packed go-kart that’s capable of speeds up to 25mph.
Perhaps it’s time to revisit the 90s, or at least the rollercoaster ride of excitement that comes from assembling a flat-packed item in less than three days with no spare parts that you can then coast down a hill on, hopefully without crashing and smashing it to pieces on the first run.
It’s one of the more intriguing Kickstarter campaigns, which is a polite way of saying “uh… why?”, but actually we can see an audience amongst adults who have been trying to convince their kids that it really was fun to assemble those airplane models and get your hands covered with polystyrene cement, and this time you’ve actually got something you can ride on to show for it.
It’ll be their Christmas and Birthday though – pledges upwards of $500 will land a full sized version, or 70 bucks will get you the scale model, but you’re not gonna impress the kids with that.