This forum was incredibly helpful for my first build, so I thought I’d share some photos & specs in case anyone wants to build something similar. I had a red Penny board when I was about 10 years old that I loved so I went with the larger (because I’m larger now!) Penny Nickel 27" deck for purely nostalgic reasons. It turned out this was a tricky deck to build with due to the contours on the underside of the deck (presumably for strength) which meant I needed to design my own enclosures that would sit flush. I designed them in Fusion 360 and printed them on my Anet A8 3d printer in ABS and acetone vapour bathed to make them shiny and stronger. I’m happy to share the CAD files if anyone is interested.
The board is running great so far (probably only 15km total), I’m 6 foot tall and about 90kg and I’m reaching a top speed of around 30km/h on the flat which feels crazy fast on a board this size! Rode 7km from home to the train station this morning, will test the full range this weekend. Anything over 10km and I’ll be very happy! For around the same money (and a lot less effort!) I could have bought a brand new WOWGO 2S Mini (which looks like a great board), but where’s the fun in that?
Ordered (total cost A$550):
- Maytech 90mm Dual Hub Motors/Trucks
- 2 x ZIPPY Compact 5000mAh 5S 25C Lipo Pack (wired in series to make a 10s 36V 5ah 180Wh pack)
- Diyeboard dual hub motors ESC + remote
- Penny Nickel 27" Deck (Black)
- Foam for between 3d printed cases & deck (from local store “Clark Rubber”)
- 2 x Lipo Voltage Checkers
- 1.25 inch hardware (for trucks)
- 1 inch hardware (for enclosures)
- Bones 1/8" risers (probably not necessary)
- Momentary on/off switch with built in LED (from local store “Altronics”)
Had on hand:
- Lipo battery charger
- XT60 connectors
- 12AWG silicone wire
- Black ABS 3d printer filament
Let me know if you have any questions!