hello everyone! im brand new to the world of electric skateboards, i come from FPV drone racing/ freestyle and there it a lot of crossover from that hobby to this one electronics wise, so i thought i would have a go at building an electric skateboard. really enjoyed the build and learnt a lot! not quite finished as im still waiting for the belt and small pulley to arrive. really pleased with how cheaply i managed to build this setup. was expecting to spent a fair bit more to have a working board. below is what i spent.
£168.22 electronics eg, motor and wiring
£25.20 board £49.99 wheels £7 + £20.90 pulleys £24.88 tx/rx £5.95 Grip tape £46 Trucks
once i know how far one set of lipos will take me. i plan to make multiple battery cases that i can swap when im out on the board. as the ultimate goal is to eventually build a board for long distance so im going to be using this as like a test platform (hence the name) to get some data and make modifications to, to eventually help me build the long diffidence setup i have been thinking about since i started this project. i like making things when i have some sort of long term goal for the project to push towards.
here is some photos showing what i have done so far.
really sorry the photos all uploaded in the wrong order!? but you get the gist