DIY electric skateboard / DIY electric longboard Tutorial

Introduction for building an DIY electric skateboard / DIY electric Longboard by Nicolas Nostheide.

Foreword

This article is addressed to all readers which are interested in building an DIY electric skateboard, but also for all people which just want to know how an electric skateboard basically works.

For the sake of simplicity I wouldn’t like to go into detail too much but you should have a basic knowledge about electronics.

I want to emphasize once more that electric skateboards are not toys. Especially the handling with electronics can be very dangerous.

Introduction: DIY electric skateboard

An electrical skateboard consists of six components besides the actual longboard. The following article will go into each of those six components:

DIY ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD – CONVERSION KIT

How to build a DIY Electric Skateboard (Do It Yourself) without using a ready to buy conversion kit like from Mellowboards or Onan?

We meet Nico from Berlin at the E-Boarder Meeting in Berlin Tempelhof in April 2017. He came by with his DIY Electric Skateboard which made 32 mph on the runway.

Elektric Skateboarder Nico
Elektric Skateboarder Nico with his DIY Electric Skateboard

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FARADAY MOTION – 3D PRINTED ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD

Sune Pedersen (CTO & Founder) at Faraday Motion who is software engineer started to develop a 3D printed electric skateboard 3 years ago in Copenhagen. His start up is now based in Berlin.

While you can buy complete boards (AKA Hyperboard) the idea is to customise your board. The first production run (50 units) of the Hyperboard is sold out and was mainly to receive feedback from the community.

CTO Sune Pedersen from Faraday Motion
CTO Sune Pedersen from Faraday Motion

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