Recycled, the Budget board | Random sh*t | Single 4260 belt drive | 6s4p LG HG2

Now, if anyone ever approaches you to build a board for them for under $200, tell them to F*** off.

Unfortunately, i didn’t. Why? Let’s not talk about it…

Anyway, to achieve the low price, i had to use items and components that were used or just spare parts lying around.

Here’s the parts that i decided to use. My friend provided two components which was a deck which i made for him a few years ago, Caliber IIs. I provided some 83mm Abec clones.

For the electrical components, i used these.

6s4p LG HG2, (used) and had quite a few cycles, $70

4260 190kv sensorless motor, $10 (used)

Janux belt drive system, 12/44 gearing. Original price was $120 USD but it was mine and sitting in the drawer so i used that.

Psychotiller ‘The Coupe’ enclosure (used)

Torqueboards VESC (used)

Arcboards remote (basically a mini remote casing mod to a thumbwheel)

Loop key to keep the costs down and for more reliability

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Now you might be wondering. Wtf 6s on 190kv? This is gonna be slow.

Yep, my friend wants this board to be a ‘grocery run’ board. The 15km/h speed is good enough for him, and that’s something i can’t control since changing the gearing will affect the torque, especially since on such a small motor.

Specs wise, it is slow, at 15km/h top speed, but torque is really good, since the gearing is 12/44 on 83mm wheels, and on a 190kv motor. Small yes, 4260s are somewhat rare to be used on DIYs, but let me show you this diagram that i swear by.


Although the build was bottlenecked by the budget, this does not discourage poor craftsmanship on my part, i would still do the best job as i can do make sure the board looks as good as it can get, with its components.


Noice piece of [email protected]#t :hugs:

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Looks pretty good for what you’re working with there. Although I’m curious about the cells. What did they end up costing per cell? I know that I have been using some used A123 LiFePo4 cells for my stuff lately until I build up a decent pack for my setup.

Oops, forgot to snap pics of those. Will do it tonight. There’s no grip tape, just a spray on grip similar to lucid grip, but more durable.

If brand new, a cell is around 6~7 USD a piece. It has 20A discharge compared to 30Q which is 15, and capacity is 3000mah, pretty good. But i’d say go with 30Q, its a good balance between performance and price.

Whoh there 6-7 per cell used? That’s nuts. I figure that 3-$5 was good for a new cell. Then again I’m thinking 15A discharge and 2500-3000mah.

cute build :slight_smile:

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