I have always wanted to get an electric skateboard, be it an enertion board, boosted board, evolve, etc. But they are all way out of my price range, so I figured after reading an instructable online, that I could build my own. (with blackjack, and hookers!)
So here goes my attempt!
I live in Adelaide, Australia, so parts arnt that easy for me to get here, but thanks to ebay and Jason from enertion, I have been able to source all of my parts, so far for under $500!
There are plenty of options out there for DIY, but they all look pretty shoddy, and generally have pretty shit advice that will probably either blow up your board, or cause yourself to get seriously injured when it fails.
Here, I have planned a DIY electric skateboard which I believe will be stylish, functional and safe to ride.
So, lets get started!
Here is a list of nearly every single part needed:
- Longboard deck
- Motor - Hobbyking SK3 5055 280kv
- Batteries - 2x 3s 5000mAh LiPo’s
- ESC - Hobbyking Aerostar 80A
- 6mm Aluminum Bar - min 50x120mm
- Small Pulley - XL15 5mm pitch, 6mm bore
- Large Pulley - XL40 5mm pitch, 12mm bore
- Belt - 114XL 57 Teeth
- Arduino Nano
- Wireless Wii Nunchuck
- Solid State Relay module
- 24V push button switch
- 4mm bullet connectors
- 2x Washers - 50mm OD, 27mm ID
- M4 Nut inserts
- JST Extension
- 83mm Flywheels
- 3mm Black ABS A4 Sheet
- 2m 8AWG Cable
- M6 70mm Bolts, Nylock nuts and washers
This list is not complete, I will be updating it regularly!
Here is a full cost breakdown and links to all items: DIY Skateboard Build of Materials
For the motor mount, I used a design from another build on instructables, that a lot of builders are using
And here is my version I cut using a dremel and a cordless drill!
Anyway, that’s all for the planning stage, now to wait for my shipments!
Teaser: Here is the deck I am have had for years, and the new flywheels from Enertion! They look sick!
PS: I know how badly you want too, but please don’t tell me, oh why did you use X when Y would have been so much better?, I chose to use the parts I did for various reasons, and I have already purchased everything so it wouldn’t change much. Buf feel free to let me know if there is a better option. Just don’t nag me!
##To keep up to date, I have a blog here: http://tombrereton.com which will house full versions of all of my updates and other projects!