Yeah I know… it’s an unoriginal name. It’s simply what I have always called my electric skateboard ever since I first started riding 8 months ago. It started out as a pretty ugly build, so this winter I decided to give it a make-over. This build started as a personal challenge: Can I make something that can reliably get me to work every day (12 miles one way).
In order to achieve my reliability goals, I’m avoiding aggressive specifications. That probably makes this a very boring build for 99% of you. The things I’m looking for is ease of maintenance, cost effective components, comfortable ride and durability.
Bill of Materials
- $35 SkateShred 41" Drop Down Deck link here
- $90 (Fall Special) Surf Rodz 176mm RKP Trucks with 50’/35’ split angle base plates link here
- $60 (used) TorqueBoard VESC with BLDC link here
- $60 (Black Friday Sale) TorqueBoard 6355 190KV Motor link here
- $90 Psychotiller press-fit 80mm motor mount link here
- $60 Psychotiller Shuksan Arm enclosure link here
- $218 10s4p Samsung 30Q 18650 cells, Batt-PCB (P groups built by @thisguyhere) link here
- $37 LLT Power Smart BMS w/ Bluetooth module link here
- $30 Maytech Rheostatic Brake Module bought from @hyperion1
- $0 Maytech Antispark Switch bought from @hyperion1
- $20 X Bracket from @akhut link here
- $19 Dickyho 36T Wheel Pulley link here
- $15 Marcmt88 15t Motor Pulley link here
- $35 97mm 78a Flywheel Clone Wheels link here
It’s been such a blessing to be apart of this forum. Everyone on here has been so helpful and supportive. Almost all of my purchases have been quality community sourced components. Big shout out to: @Skunk for entertaining my non-stop questions @psychotiller for the exceptional customer service and helping me troubleshoot my trucks @thisguyhere for the incredible battery build service @hyperIon1 for providing us with the opportunity to test quality products at a discount @janpom for helping me think through how to best monitor individual cell voltages @torqueboards a being a vendor that is active on this forum @dickyho for making specialty parts at cost @marcmt88 for the great service @akhlut going out on a limb for the members of this forum
There are still quite a few parts in the mail. I’m waiting very patiently to wrap this thing up. I will be updating this thread regularly as parts arrive. Here are some progress picture of the build so far.