This is a project that I’ve been working on for some time now. I’m documenting the process on youtube as a “show”, but largely want to talk about it.
Background: So I have been interested in electric scooters since they rolled into my town this time last year. I charged scooters for one of those companies, made money, but largely wanted more. I had seen esk8ers around and really wanted one.
Segway ES2/4 Electric Scooters come with a 350w motor, one internal and one external 36v 5.2amp batteries, and a wheel.
I bought the cheapest longboard that I could find on amazon. I also bought an ESC from “esk8club” on amazon. Not sure if its a hobbywing esc or not, but the remote is a fairly common “cheap esc” remote.
I initially (roughly) modified the trucks to take the motors, but eventually bought mountainboard trucks as they seemed to work best with my motors.
Youtube links are below.