I’ve been interested in electric skateboards ever since I saw somebody make a very crude one with a 2x4, battery, and esc stuck on a board. I have access to milling / welding equipment, but for now I’ve been playing around with modifying this 3d printed mount because I’m not sure exactly what I want right now. Still waiting on a VESC from diyelectricskateboards / @torqueboards right now, but have everything else and should be able to test real soon .
The mount actually printed crooked due to printing on the side of the print bed. I might just leave it as is, use some washers to make the motor straighter, or just print another mount. It was printed at 100% infill PLA and is stuck really tightly on there, once it’s ready to ride I plan on putting zipties to make it extra secure even with vibrations. Originally I was going to use a putty, but it’s really tight so I think it’ll be fine. I’m interested to see how it holds up.
This is a fairly standard build except the 3d printed parts. From my research most 3d printed parts end up failing, but some mounts (including the base mount I’m using) have lasted > 50km. I think my improvements to the mount will make it be even better.