Gothpod is a DIY Electric Vehicle

Personalized Goofy Electric Mobility Devices Made For You

The Gothpod was the earliest designs for first standup electric vehicle at Tinkersmiths Makerspace. The name "Gothpod" came from the original gothic design and dark color scheme. We build an alpha version and pushed it to the point of destruction. We learn so much about constructing vertical mobility devices from this experience. The second, or Beta device required slightly different curves and attachment points along with more structural horizontal ribbing. This left for a less gothy, but rather more dorky aesthetic.

The original premise was to offer this as a flatpack plywood kit for DIY-ers to have a weekend project. The unit was meant to bolt down to an electric wheelchair base which can usually be purchased in most locallitys cost effectively on

This project has evolved into what we now call

The Gothpod
Goth pods electric personal mobility device.

Gothpod Alpha Test Drive 2 with Gopal Metro.

If you are interested in purchasing a Dorkpot Kit please look for our Kickstarter in November 2016. Please call Brian Williford at (434) 242-9092 if you need any uniquely designed motorized devices produced.

Click here for pictures of the original Gothpod Alpha assembly log

Click here for pictures of the current Dorkpod Beta assembly log.

Gothpods and Dorkpods are designed and manufactured by Tinkersmiths Makerspace.