How to make an Electric Skateboard
Here are a few posts about the key point to look at when making an electric skateboard
Making life easy, here are some links to electric skateboards kits. There are a couple of companies selling really good kits these days so keep it in mind.
About this blog
I created this blog because I wanted to make an electric skateboard and I couldn’t find much information on the topic at the time (back in late 2012). The hope of this blog is to provide some information on the topic and most likely highlight a few pit falls so you can avoid the mistakes I made.
I didn’t come up with anything new here, I just spent some time looking at the few good examples I saw of electric skateboards and the rest is trial an error. Hopefully you have less error. As you can see from this picture I’m pretty slap dash with my finishes but many go for a bit neater finishes if you’re that way inclined.
At the time the only electric skateboard you could buy was a terrible clunky Chinese boards with rubber wheels. I wanted something a bit nicer, so I started to look around.
These days there are a number of high quality pre-built boards (most great quality and at an okay price) and a few people selling kits and parts. Check out the links if your interested but personally I’ve always liked making and learning new things even if it’s not perfect. The journey vs destination and all that.