[WIKI] A beginner guide to DIY an ESK8

Hi guys!

I’m new here. Anyone know if lithium pouches are suitable for an electric skateboards? I have been seeing tons of builds using AA batteries for their builds on this forum, and i am wondering why… is it because they are cheaper?

Yea lipos would work, and no those are not double As my dude. 18650 lithium ion cells are commonly used.

heaps of info about this query, check these search results: https://www.electric-skateboard.builders/search?q=lipo%20vs%2018650

Ahhh thank you my good man.

Can I ask what you will recommend for a drive system? Should i go hubs as a beginner? Is easier? I have never built an electric skateboard before.

read this: https://www.electric-skateboard.builders/t/is-diy-esk8-right-for-you/84563

Sweet. That’s really helpful. Certainly good enough to get me started.

Hey guys im new here and in the process of making my first electric skateboard. I Have lots of questions on parts were im stuck and came here for help and answers

what does it mean when my led battery indicator on my esc is only 1 out of 4 does it have to do with the type of battery i have?

(I’m new to this so I don’t know why it said I can’t put images on a post , but I can show you the board and everything if needed)

Hello I’m building my board from the koolwheel gen 1 esc and wheels and it didn’t come with a remote so I though I would buy the Van Pro remote and receiver but now that I got it I have no clue where to put it . I am pretty sure there is a built in receiver in the board which some how connects to the power button but I don’t know how to connect it with the receiver from the Van Pro. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks for the wonderful resource! :heart_eyes:

Great to see this public! Is this on the other forum as well? Such a valuable thread. Thanks

Hey everyone, im doing my first eskate build and i just recently received all the parts. Im not quite sure what this wire is coming out of the FSESC, it has 26AWG on the three wires that are red black and white. I have my remote connected to the vesc already. What does it do, do I need another part? Thanks!