I’ve decided to start on my own adventure with building an electric skateboard, code name The Heisenberg, because well, no reason, don’t question it. I’ve been looking around at other models people have created and I think I’ve come up with a good balance between price and performance. I plan to make two of these boards in the next few weeks for a friend and I. I’ve started to order the parts and wanted your opinion on them. I’m still not 100% set on these parts, and will take any advise from people who have built them before.
The Parts List
- BLANK Longboard Deck - $34 - Ebay - UNDECIDED
- Longboard 180mm Trucks Combo - $45 - Amazon
- Space Cell Pro Enclosure - $45 - Enertion
- 2x LG 36V 4.4AH 18650 Battery Pack 40 Cells - $70 - Ebay
- 100x 18650 Spacers - $5 - Ebay
- Hoverboard Charging Port - $7 - Ebay
- Hoverboard 42V 2A Charger - $8 - Ebay
- N5065 1820W Brushless Motor - $62 - Ebay
- Hobbywinng SkyWalker 80A ESC - $30 - Ebay
- Hobbywing LED Program Card - $12 - Ebay
- 9mm Wide Drive Pulley Kit - $30 - Enertion
- I need to find a good motor mount, but I’m currently planning to DIY my own with my 3D Printer and some Nylon/ABS filament.
Custom Remote - Base on GreatScott!
- Wii Nunchuck - $1.50 - Ebay
- 433Mhz Transmitter/Receiver - $2 - AliExpress
- Battery Charger + Protection - $1.60 - AliExpress
- ATTiny45 - $2 Each - AliExpress
- NE5534P Amplifier IC - $2 - AliExpress
- 3.7V 380mAh LiPo - $ 4.50 - Ebay
The total price of the board comes out to around $400 depending on shipping and vendors. I’m debating waiting until I can afford a dual motor setup, although I’m not sure how it will effect efficiency in terms of speed/range.
I need help trying to find the best battery setup. I’m going to be using 40 18650 cells. I am not so knowledgeable when it comes to how I should set them up, or how I should manage them. I’ve been going between using a BMS and not. I haven’t been able to find the best setup for my board. Any advise on this is highly appreciated.
Currently I have purchased the electronics for the controller, and the batteries for the board. Since these parts will not change based on which motor/ESC configuration I go with.