September 6, 2021•162 words
What caught my interest this year?
When I learned the scope of what I could build or do for a personal project, it definitely peaked my interest. I was looking forward to building something I would be happy to use and to learn about, but at the same time have to do something challenging and useful. Throughout the building process, I learned the skills of welding, working with metal, and certain power tools, along with race driving, and the general functions of a go kart. My personal project was converting a pedal powered cart into an electric one by making modifications to the chassis (by welding parts on to hold the battery, motor mount, etc), and even learning how to wire things. All of this peaked my interest because I have been very passionate about cars, driving and mechanics since a young age, and thought that learning to weld and work in a workshop would be a useful skill in the future.