The "Barstool Racer" was built by the welding class at R. D. Anderson Applied Technology Center in Moore, SC. The project was inspired by a Lincoln Electric counter stool.
The resourceful students raised money for the tires, axles, and sprockets by selling artwork made using their plasma cutter. The motor was donated by an instructor at the school.
The equipment used was a Lincoln Power MIG 255 wire feeder welder (now offered as a Power MIG 255C) with ER70S-6 MIG wire and a Lincoln Precision TIG 185 with ER70S-2 TIG filler wire.
The majority of the welding on the stool was done by a Ukrainian student who received an award for "Outstanding Welder of the Year" in a two year program. The throttle controls were designed and built by a student who had some CAD experience. All of the second year students in the class contributed.
*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.