In the last weeks, i’ve build my first electric longboard.
I didn’t know, that there is such a huge community, so i’ve calculated and selected most parts by myself.
For example, i’ve used a bevel gear - just because they are really cheap.
I also chose a potentiometer, which seems to be uncommon (Can anybody tell my why? i don’t see, why nunchucks are better…)
The controller-board communication is handled by an arduino over a nrf24l01
The Arduino runs a modified version of RollingGeckos Uart Controller.
I still need to 3D print a case for the controller, and for the gears (maybe with an oilpath - but mainly because i don’t want to crush stones while driving )
Even if i like the “prototype-look” i will paint it for sure to prevent it from getting rusty.
I also have to cut some edges…
I’ve mainly used 6mm thick steel, so it should be sturdy enough. The weakestParts are the four two
threaded bars …
Whops, I’ve forgotten to mention that. I’ve used 1:2.44 even if i’ve wanted something between 3-4 (but they’re about 5 times more expensive)
What i like about this build is, that it’s relatively easy to replace the gears or the wheels