Late last year I built my first electric longboard. I did it with almost no experience in soldering and electronics and it worked decently well. I’m about to be going to school in San Francisco, and I wanted to rebuild my board to be able to handle the hills in San Francisco more effectively. I’m going to be reusing my torque boards 6355 195kv motor and torque boards vesc.
My goals: *I would like this board to be able to handle the terrain of San Francisco reasonably well, this includes being able to go up the steep hills and also being able to go down the hills with good breaking and without overcharging the battery (again I really have no idea how this stuff works) *I wanted to make my own longboard deck using the tools at my local makerspace *I would like to have a range of a couple miles, likely I would be riding a mile and a half to and from school. I don’t really care much about speed, I’m usually scared to go faster than 20 mph anyway.
My plans (some are more ambitious than others): *Make my own longboard deck *Either buy individual 18650 cells and create my own 10s2p (is this enough for what I want?) battery pack or buy one. *Attach addressable LED lights to the bottom of the deck and match the speed of the lights to the speed that I’m traveling *Use a loop key (or whatever it’s called) to prevent other people from using it *Attach a kayak handle for easy transportation *dual motors (again, is this something that I need?) *LED headlights
The parts that I have right now: *Torque boards 6355 190kv motor *Torque boards VESC *Enertion motor mount *Enertion (I think) pulleys and belts *Some chinese 6S battery that I got off amazon for like $100 that I probably won’t use for this build
My questions are: *It seems too good to be true, but is this any good? It seems too stupidly cheap to be real. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BALANCING-SCOOTER-LG-36V-4-4AH-LITHIUM-ION-REPLACEMENT-BATTERY-PACK-6-5-8-10-/172648854096?hash=item2832ac7250 *How would I go about powering something like LEDs? *What would I need in order to prevent any damage from regenerative breaking down steep hills? Is this even a problem? *Is there a way I can get the current speed from the VESC?
I’ve recruited some friends of mine from my college’s computer science club to help me with figuring all this stuff out, but there are still a lot of grey areas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.