Im building my first electric skateboard and I love to try new things and make inventions.
I was thinking about what would be a cool feature to have on an electric skateboard.
But couldn’t go further than a smoke module that can create a cloud of smoke under your board or a bluetooth speaker.
Do you have any sugestions? It can be a simple pcb with a new function or a whole new application. I am just seeking new insparation to make something!
why don’t u just finish a build first then add ancillary bits to it after. building a board is challenge enough, why complicate your first with unnecessary, albeit cool, items? perfecting a build, if there is such a thing, is difficult enough.
Lights are always cool, a couple of people have built brake lights and turn signals. I’ve thought a HUD type display that would show ont he rode in front of you, stuff like voltage and speed, but would be mondo pricey.
I want a device that’s less than 2 cubic centimeters in size that is full of explosives and connects to the charging jack or BMS. I want to have to plug a “key” into the charging jack (that transmits a code to the device) at least every week or two. Failure to plug the correct key in within 2 weeks means the device will explode, tearing apart the esk8. Think of this as a theft-deterrent device.
And I don’t want to have to use any certain BMS by any certain manufacturer or any certain battery voltage beyond a broad range, like “3S to 16S”
This needs to be a stand-alone device with a stand-alone key
A controller that downhill riders are able to use with their fingers and or wrist and still have two free palms for sliding on pucks.
A beer holder
a standard of parts and interfaces allowing the competing companies to all share in a new market and create a new hype and industry around a new product with interchangeable parts, options style selections and everything that say, a skateboarder, would enjoy when entering a skateboard shop and picking one out…it should be assembled as quickly as any skateboard right there in front of the customer and.or guardian and the customer should enjoy the freedom and luxury of picking out all the component and parts themselves, just like they have done with skateboards since the beginning of skateboard time…but no, we need to have chinese completes falling out of the sky ruining everything…
Hah luckily no. It was slowly cracking over time and I had patch worked it together again a few times but ended up modifying the design so I can swap my batteries out and I just charge them off the board: