Hi my name is Laurentius. I am quite new into posting in this forum, but I’ve been reading both endlessphere and electric-skateboard.builders from time to time. This is my first build into small EV, also RC electronics as well as longboarding.
I started this build with very limited knowledge of RC Car and Hobby parts. I can’t even skateboard / longboard until December 2015 last year (Start the build October - November 2015). I am not an electrical engineer or mechanical engineer, just a web designer. However I used to be a member of a robotic team in high school and the knowledge of soldering and electrical circuits come in handy.
For me building this eBoard has always been a dream. I always want to make small-medium EV project.
Since I am living without the comfort of home (ex-international student, expat worker) I don’t have all of the best and right tools to build this project. But hey, I did it anyway! Cost me more than expected, but worth the satisfaction of achieving a small dream.
My plan is to create “The create the ideal eBoard (for my self)” that are:
- Safe speed and safe battery packs, easy to charge and fast to charge
- 30Km++ distance and easy to carry (thats why I choose Globe Maiden deck so I could drag it along instead of carrying)
- Has lights both front and rear
- Has matching colors, all black (besides the wheels, I love the orange wheels :smile: )
- Last but not least, easy to maintain with available spare parts easily purchased in the Netherlands.
- Allowed to be used in open street legally
My 6S 5000mah could cover solid 10 km, hence with 10,000mah I could cover solid 20km. If I ride efficiently, does kick push, relatively flat ground and not so windy, I could reach around 30km.
My riding speed is around 20km/h - 25km/h, I found riding 30km/h starting to be dangerous as you can’t really brake it hard incase of emergency.
Charging time with 3.5A power supply takes about 2hours and a half to make full charge of the 6S 10,000mah lipo packs.
Below are the complete list of parts I am using (Might be useful for new people who are looking to build one, as I also have difficulties starting to build one my self to begin with). Hope helps for newbie
Complete List with Links:
Deck (Globe - The Maiden Deck) http://unhooked.be/en/skateslongboardsbikes/1018-globe-the-maiden-deck-37.html
Propulsion and Wheels (Enertion Single Mount) http://www.enertionboards.com/diy-electric-skateboard-kits/enertion-single-motor-mount-pro-kit/
Trucks (Caliber II 50 Black) http://calibertruckco.com/product/ii-fifty/
Riser (Khiro 0.5inch) http://caerboardsports.nl/khiro-hard-riser-pads-flat-set-of-2.html
Bearings (Bones Super RED Ceramic Bearings)
Motor (Turnigy SK3 6364 190KV) http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_42031__Turnigy_Aerodrive_SK3_6364_190kv_Brushless_Outrunner_Motor_EU_Warehouse.html
ESC Turnigy Sentilon 100A HV ESC http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__38787__Turnigy_Sentilon_V4_100A_5_12s_HV_Bulletproof_Speed_Controller_w_RPM_Sensor.html Programming Card https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=2169 and or VESC ESC 4.10 by Benjamin Vedder http://www.ollinboardcompany.com/product/vedder-s-speed-controller
SBEC (Hobbyking YEP 20A HV (2~12S) SBEC w/Selectable Voltage Output) https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=40274
Enclosure (2 Rosti Mepal Flat Bread Lunch Box - 3cm Thickness) https://www.rostimepal.com/en/lunchtime/lunchbox-take-a-break/lunchbox-take-a-break-flat-silver.html
Batteries Lithium Polymer Packs 4 Zippy Flightmax 3S 25C 5000mah (2Series 2Parallels - With making the packs parallels first before series. Best setup for balance charging) http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_8583__ZIPPY_Flightmax_5000mAh_3S1P_25C.html and or Custom Li ion 24v 10AH 18650 with 30A BMS and 2A Power Supply (LG / Panasonic Cells) Custom request to China
Remote TrackStar TS3t 2.4Ghz FHSS 3-Channel (I thought Telemetry was useful, but remote size too bulky. Has ABS brakes, Speed Limiter, Multi Opt for gradual slow down with ESC that has no brakes) http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_73991__TrackStar_TS3t_2_4Ghz_FHSS_3_Channel_Digital_Proportional_Radio_Control_System_EU_Warehouse.html and or Wireless WiiNunchuck by MadCatz https://www.bol.com/nl/p/madcatz-wireless-z-chuk-wii/1004004010490662/
Switch (2 High Quality Industrial Grade Inrush Rocker Switch by Marquardt) https://www.conrad.nl/nl/marquardt-19323112-wipschakelaar-250-vac-16-a-2x-uitaan-ip65-vergrendelend-1-stuks-700093.html
Current Limiter (Anti Spark - 100 ohm Metalfilm Resistor) https://www.conrad.nl/nl/metaalfilmweerstand-100-axiaal-bedraad-1-w-royalohm-mor01sj0101a10-1-stuks-1289851.html
Additional Caps 1 Super Capacitor 40v 10micro farad Industrial Grade capacitor https://www.conrad.nl/nl/elektrolytische-condensator-snap-in-10-mm-10000-f-40-v-20-x-h-30-mm-x-40-mm-vishay-2222-056-57103-1-stuks-446226.html
Chargers + Power Supply 1 Laptop Charger (4A) by Trust https://www.conrad.nl/nl/trust-laptop-netvoeding-19975-65-w-34-a-1268784.html?WT.mc_id=gshop&insert=8J&gclid=CPry7fvLysoCFQcYwwodWDwOvw&tid=211354628_17335160228_pla-182178674228_pla-1268784&WT.srch=1 and Turnigy Accucel-6 80W 10A Balancer/Charger LiHV Capable https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=75599
Cables All 10AWG Cables (Black and Red) https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=79850 https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=79661
Heat Shrink http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_76019__Turnigy_Heat_Shrink_Tube_6mm_x_1mtr_Black.html
Motor - ESC Connectors (5.5 Gold Plated Connector) https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=36241
Some XT60 Connectors (Black and Yellow Colors each colors for specific connections) https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=36270 https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=52300
Parallel Balance for Charging (Cut Open & Modified to fit into the Box) https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=10993
Voltage Alarm (2s - 8s Low Voltage) & Servo Tester https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=42757 https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=8296
LED Light (Brooks Lezyne Femto 300 Lumens Water Resistant) http://www.simplebikestore.eu/brooks-lezyne-femto-pocket-size-front-light-system/dp/5505
Misc (Might be / might not be needed depending on build) Some extra XT60 Connectors Some JSTXH 3S Extension cable Some JSTXH 6S Extension cable Some smaller cables 14 AWG + for small connectors such as Anti Spark PZD 2 Black screw head plug (To cover top side of the bolt, just making it neat) - https://www.praxis.nl/gereedschap-installatiemateriaal/ijzerwaren/afdekkappen/sencys-afdekkap-voor-schroeven-pozi-pzd-2-50-stuks/5368279 Artic Silver Thermal Paste (for PC) - https://www.conrad.nl/nl/arctic-silver-as-5-koelpasta-89-wmk-35-g-150352.html
Further Upgrade - Coming Soon: 1 dual motor CarvonSkates Hub Motor or Sets of Orang Atang Kegel Wheels with additional Enertion propulsion and 2 Turnigy SK motors *still not quite sure yet as well as budget wise that cost alot
Here are some quick shots
Since I reside in the Netherlands (Rotterdam &/ Groningen), I am looking for fellow Dutch builders here. I am not born here, limited with language barriers and knowledge of the countries, it might be quite handy to get in contact to some of you for questions about building eboard, riding, maintenance, the law, etc. Since parts for eboard most likely produced / distributed in US / Australia / China, we might also purchase in bundle together.
Currently I have broken 4.10 VESC (new ones ordered) that I wish to fix, but I am not sure where should I fix it in Europe. Shipping cost to US / Australia is alot and close to getting a new VESC.
I am also trying to get RDW uitkering license to get eBoard for the public road (openbare weg), not quite sure what are the requirements for it. What I know from a local shop is that it was not allowed before because it has no brakes.
*I’ll be uploading more photos soon with inner parts of the board! Let me know if there are information I need to know / missed. Open for comments and suggestion.