I am helping a friend with a build because he loves long boarding and wants to have an e-board, but struggles with managing electronics. I already went through the process of deciding on what to buy with him, but as always there’s room for improvement. Here’s the current parts list:
Controller (60$): diy-electric-skateboard-kits-parts/torqueboards-2-4ghz-nano-remote-controller/
Batteries (25$ x 2): http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=8579
Charging Adapter (9.99$): http://miamielectricboards.com/shop-1/ez
Xt60 Battery Harness (9.80$): https://www.amazon.com/Connection-Connector-Extension-Helicopter-Quadcopter/dp/B017W1DM18/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467137094&sr=8-2-fkmr1&keywords=XT60+2S+Battery+Harness+For+2Packs+In+Series
Carvon Single In-Wheel Motor Kit (299$): http://www.carvonskates.com/store/p4/CarvON_V2_Single_Hub_Motor__ Front_Truck___Wheels_Set.html
Planning to make a custom deck thick enough to house part of the electronics, and then a slim case out of wood that matches the board. We already have wood for that. (Most likely will go with design similar to that of beercanboards, so cutaways for the wheels and a handle carved on both sides). Overall goal is to make the e-board look like as much like a normal board as possible.
Total: 550.11$ (Without tax/shipping)
We haven’t ordered anything yet, so any suggestions for improvement are welcome. He would like to hopefully keep ending cost below 625$ if possible. I will update this topic as progress goes on, first pictures will likely be of the deck.