My name is Jonas, I’m 14 years old, I’m from Austria and the topic E-Boarding has taken me totally for 1 1/2 years!
A year ago I built my first electric longboard, though it was more plug and play true, because I basically just had to solder things together and program the Vescs.
It had a dual drive, a Samsung 30q 12s5p 18650 cellen battery, which was placed on the board like a mountain-board and used for the road.
I drove a few times over the summer and was satisfied with it for a long time.
Since I got a lot of attention with the board, because of the weird battery assembly on the board and I often have to drive over gravel, I decided in August 2018 to sell my street board and build a new hybrid board.
I wanted to evolve and learn new things again.
When I sold the board for too little money, I started to plan the new board.
Everything started with the board.
I bought a 120 € expensive longboard, which was then painted in red and a Griptapeform made of several cut-out hexagons, as I have seen in another forum on an eskater.
“you can see on the first picture.”
Next I started to order all the parts.
Say engines, Evolve At Wheels, engine mounts, 218mm axle, remote, charger and many xt plugs ect.
I actually wanted to take Caliber 2 trucks, but unfortunately they were too short for an At assembly.
The 218Tb trucks are ideal for length, but since the Evolve Wheels have a total of three ball bearings and therefore need more space, I would have to help with a “Flex” and expand the truck by 1cm.
I sanded everything clean, then painted it again in black and put spacers between the trucks and the wheels.
The next step was to assemble everything.
So the trucks on the board, the engine mounts on the trucks, engines on the engine mounts, on the engines, I then gave each a 15-toothed gear and then stretched the belt.
Then came the question: “How do I do that with the battery and which one?”
To build the battery myself, I had too little experience and buying it from a company was a bit too expensive for me!
2 weeks later I decided to have a Samsung 30q 12s4p battery made by a friend.
He had a spot welder and built me the battery for relatively little money.
- but it was important to me that I paid him fairly.
Since my friend had ordered the cellen for the battery with nkon, and some of the delivery were damaged, the battery took 1 month to build.
In the meantime, I bought a 3d printer, because I want to design and print some things, including the case for the battery.
Meanwhile, a week ago, I’ve finished soldering the electronics, the Vescs programmed and already made a small test run in the apartment.
However, I still miss the case, which I currently design and print.
I always want to post a few pictures of my current work on the board and when the board is ready to write a short test report
One of my goals is to be able to motivate other guys and show that you can do it at my age.