It’s almost 2019 and it’s good time to introduce this repackage option I’ve been working on for a while. It took more than I wanted, but the more frequent updates were on IG I love the mini remote, as many of you, but I’m leaning towards thumb control, so this is a version where we take the internals of the mini and put it inside a nice 3d printed enclosure which features thumb control.
I know there have been several versions of the same conversion, and this one is mine. If nothing else, we have more options now
Here are the key features:
- LiPo battery 300/600mAh +charger/balancer board.
- Simple regulator to convert LiPo output to 3.3v for the main PCB.
- Using the dial pot from the mini + bearing supported.
- Full access to mini buttons at all times.
- Feels good in the hand (personal opinion)
- Only 3 3d printed parts, PLA works great for me with 60% infill
I’m almost ready to release the files, and working on the “conversion instructions” now. Before that, I need help
I’m no authority on esk8 remote ergonomics, so I’m looking to collect feedback. I want to send 3-4 kits to people who have the mini and want to do the transition. I’ll include the battery, charging board, regulator and the bearing. You will have to add the mini.
*this is done strictly for improving the design, the files will be then shared freely.
So, what do you think? Any volunteers?
Good morning (01.18.19)
Thank you for your support and patience. The .stl files are now available from Thingiverse, Thing: 3363745
I did several more iterations since the testing phase:
- Added material for stiffer bearing support, and an additional bolt in the throttle area.
- The thumb thingy is now centered, and the on/off switch is easier to access.
- Added two holes for the lanyard.
To overcome the issue from post 37, I changed the bolts which connect the two halves together. You will now need five M2.2x10mm self-tapping bolts, something like this.
The inner pieces are still using the bolts from the mini (don’t forget to clip the thumb assembly bolts)
Now, regarding the parts needed to complete the switch (besides the mini) All of them are cheap and some of them you probably already have (come on, this is a diy forum ) That said, they are even cheaper if bought in bulk (~10+pc vs. one by one)
So here is the thing:
I’ve received several DM’s regarding the printed parts and whether I can print them for members.
Because I want this remote to be available to anyone, and I have small quantity of parts available (missing the batteries now), I will be able to sell several kits – everything you need (printed parts + the inside hardware) minus the mini. (I promise bright colors)
DM me if you’re interested.
And one last thing:
I really want this to be a living project. Anything you want to add/comment/modify/request please share in this thread or DM me and I’ll do my best to apply.
(@dosimplecarbon on IG for more frequent cool stuff)