While The Anubis is being assembled over at @psychotiller’s, I’ve decided to take on a small commuter build to traverse the city and need to take public transportation. and I couldn’t pass up on the Battery + Enclosure deal from Jlabs in June so here I am
Since the majority of the materials are going to be sent within a few days, I decided to make this thread to note my progress.
The Aesthetics inspiration for this build is based on my favorite animal: Killer Whales
Here I will list out the parts being used and their price.
- Deck: 1 Jet Spud 29" - $79.99
- Enclosure + Battery: 1 Spud Enclosure + 11s3p Battery - $369.00
- Antispark Switch 1 100A Anti-Spark Switch - $71.99
- VESCs: 2 Focbox Speed Controllers - $342.00
- Displays: Proton- Digital Instrument and Control Panel Touch Screen - $99.00
- Bluetooth Modules: METR Pro - $62.59
- Motors: 2 Recanned 6355 230Kv (True KV: 200-210) Kaly Motors - $114.00
- Motor Pulley: 2 15t 15mm Motor Pulley - $18.00
- Motor Mounts: 2 BKB | @JuniorPotato93’s Black 7075 Anodized Aluminum Motor Mounts - $78.99
- Trucks: 2 White/Gold Caliber II 10" Trucks w/ Black 50 Degree Baseplates - $39.95
- Risers: 2 Black Riptide Tunnel Risers - 32.66
- Wheels 4 Black Ollin Popoca Longboard Wheels 90Mm 78A - $69.95
- Wheel Pulleys: 2 Kegel/Flywheel Modular Pulley Set (36T) - $166.98
- Belts: 4 12mm 255m Belt + 2 15mm 255m Belt - $29.50
Accrued Total as of 09/03/2018: $1571.44
I bumped down efficiency to 85% as I believe 90 efficiency is a bit of a highball. With these stats, I should have more than enough range to commute in the city without the need to charge. The speed will allow me to match with NYC traffic if the need ever arrives, though I plan on limiting speed and acceleration via modes. Most Likely with 5-speed modes overall. Hopefully, I can do this via the Proton Control Panel. If not I can always do so via the METR app.
As much of a lazy bastard as I am, even I have to throw some elbow grease on something. For this build, I’m going to look into the Simple 3D-printed NRF remote and see if there’s anything I can add-on or improve. I’ll be working based off of @Zyb’s remote so a bit of my contribution will involve using the added Multi button. I also want to create custom “Remote Faces” for the remote’s OLED.
This section will be reserved for design progression and pictures. For right now I only have the color scheme down for the trucks and remote
For the Deck aesthetics, I’m currently in talks with redemberboards to work his sanding, painting magic. Hopefully, he says yes to request The top of the deck will be Blackout Black like the Anubis while the sides and bottom are pure white. This is so it can mimic the look of an orca (hence the name).
Rather than use a Battery Capacity Meter, I’m going to let the Proton Control Panel Handle displaying battery life. I’m going to mount it on the back end of the board since I would only look at it during traffic stops and change modes when I’m off the board. In order to get the UART cable to the Master VESC, I’ll be drilling a hole in the middle of the trucks hole and route it using the Riptide Tunnel Riser.
In regards to the Griptape, I’m looking for alternative material. Right now I’m looking at the viable use of SeaDek Sheets and other Eva Foam Pads. I’m also looking into the new version of DKL Griptape.
Eventually (most likely in March) the Orca will be outfitted with the Focbox Unity but for now, I need to find a suitable intermediate VESC. For right now I’ve ordered a single Focbox and plan on using the Orca as a single drive until I order another one either the 15 of this month or October.
Planned Completion Date: March-April 2019
Does anyone have experience with using Eva Foam in substitute for grip tape? I’m trying to find a non-abrasive alternative that won’t fuck up my work clothes.
As for Acknowledgments, I’d like to thank everyone for putting up with my constant questions, particularly @Jinra and @JLabs My motivation towards the Spud was triggered by @XTLA’s build and enhanced even more so by @Eboosted’s The Biohazard. Hopefully my build contributes something to somebody other than myself.
As the Parts roll in, I’ll be updating the thread with pictures and questions. Please don’t hold back any criticisms as I want the Orca to be the best that she can be. This will be a real learning experience.