First build. First Post. Overly ambitious.
check check and check, lets get started.
Basically catching the bus to get to uni has made me late too many times. The solution, eSk8 of course. I have all the equipment, spare time, and money, so why not enjoy making one. ( I also live in the UK )
I live in a town near-by the main city around 7 miles away from the uni, so preferably I would like to make something that can make it to uni, and back with change, in case I would like to go shopping.
- 20 miles of range
- Roughly 30 Mph ( ~45 Kph )
- Deal with inclines and hills
- Make a cool project
At the moment I own a Turnigy Accucel 6 50W charger so I am not too worried about charging batteries. That being said, I do own a 3D printer and have a fully equipped workshop (no heavy machinery unfortunately, so no lathes, mills or band saws) so I do hope that I have everything needed to make this project succeed.
So here is the list I've made so far for components.
Motor: Turnigy sk3 168kv outrunner £69.84 Esc: VESC BLDC £70 Battery: 6S 10C 20000mAh Multistar lipo £119.27 ( I am thinking of getting two of these to make it a 12S, but there is a 16000mAh 4S version for £20 less ) Transmitter and Receiver: hobbyking HK-GT2B Chepo rechargeable rc car controller stuff £19.31As for the batteries, I am kinda worried about over discharging the Lipo batteries, if im gonna be spending around £200 on batteries, I really dont want to over drain them and brick them, or even worse, causing a fire when recharging them. So thats something I definitely would need a hand with!
With mounting the motor to the wheels, I was thinking about 3d printing the clamp but I am also kinda worried about it shattering, even though ive made industrial grade parts out of PLA that definitely survive harsh conditions. Risking damaging a motor and/or me if it was to fail.
as for the board itself, I was gonna go down to a local deck shop to pick a long board up. I have never skated before, so this will be new for me, and at-least if I got the board sooner rather than later I can get some practice in before I defile it for my own needs. But if there is something important to know about choosing a eSk8 worthy board I would love to learn about it.
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Thank you for reading this far, Have a kitten on a board, and I look forward to seeing what I have forgot to include ( probably some form of battery managment system ) and soon enough I will probably start making a build log of me failing to make a eBoard!