This is the final product! I left my initial post below to see what has changed from the initial build. I changed the deck, enclosure, power button, and perfectly aligned the motor mount using dimes as spacers. The deck I painted myself by buying a random longboard on offerup for $15, sanding all the paint off, painting it, and carving the grip tape to have a cool design with my initials on it. I designed an enclosure in solidworks and 3D printed it to fit MiamiElectric equipment inside of it (12s2p battery, OESC, power switch, and BMS) along with having a mount for the charger, my own power button, and the battery meter. Motor mount didn’t quite line up correctly for the belt to fit on the wheel gear correctly, so I used some strategically placed dimes and pasted JB weld all over the top to make sure they’re not going anywhere. I’m super happy with the final product, and I’ll get some statistics out later on with the sort of mileage and speed I get with the parts I picked, my body weight etc.
If anyone’s interested, I can upload the enclosure STL file as well as the CAD file if you liked the design of the enclosure!
Enourmous shoutout to Miami Electric (I believe his name is @oriol360 on the forums?) All of his equipment worked fantastic, and when I mucked up the power switch due to overconfidence in wiring a new power button, he let me send back the broken power switch and repaired it along with putting the new button on and sent it back. Didn’t even make me pay for shipping (’:
Also a shoutout to everyone on these forums helping me out! No way I would have been able to build this without y’all!
Everything below here is from my initial post detailing my plans. You can see the final product is fairly different than what I was initially going for!
So I spent a day or two looking at electric longboards to buy until I realized that building one would get me exactly what I need for the price I want, so here I am! My goals are a decent range board (anything that hits over 10 miles consistently is perfect!) with decent speed. No major hills in my area, just a few casual slopes. Not really looking to kill myself going 30mph on a board. The deck style I wanted is a 30" cruiser board with a kicktail for maneuvering a college campus. I also found some sweet 100mm blue AT wheels I would love to use, and I listed everything below. Mainly want someone to double check that everything will be compatible and work alright.
- $110 170kv 6374 motor from miami electric
- $250 12s2p 30q battery from miami electric -(pretty sure battery from them comes with power switch, antispark, BMS, charger, and battery meter)
- $110 OESC from miami electric
- $50 Controller from miami electric
- $107 Motor Mount + Pulley System 14/36T from DIY Electric Torqueboards
- $30 Caliber 50 degree 10" 160mm trucks from amazon
- $8 2x 1/2 in risers from amazon
- $70 100mm ABEC all terrain wheels from amazon
- $10 Bones Red Bearings from amazon
- $45 Deck from tactics
- $40 in shipping costs among different websites
* $785 total! Thanks and gig em!