$200 Homemade Electric Skateboard!



Thanks to everyone who has been patiently waiting for me to have the parts list up! Please note that the prices may have changed since I purchased them. As I mentioned in the video, the final version cost around $200 to make. Keep in mind that this is a rough estimate. Also, since the time I built mine there may be alternative websites with better deals. I’m not sure.

Skateboard parts:
– Deck: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Penny-Style-Plastic-Skateboard-/222221838981?
– Wheels: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blank-Pro-83mm-Longboard-Black-Flywheels-ABEC-7-Bearings-Spacers-/151149268322?hash=item233132cd62:g:QPcAAOxyYTRSZsYn
NOTE: These wheels have spaces (like spokes) in the wheels rather than solid rubber. They are not the ones that I used, but I figured this design would be easier when it comes to attaching the spur gear. If you prefer Dremel-ing out solid rubber to fit the gear I used (which I don’t recommend), then just search for any solid 83mm longboard wheels.
– Trucks: Sorry, I don’t have a link for these! Just search for any generic skateboard trucks online, they can even be used like mine were. Just make sure they are aluminum.

Electrical parts:
– Batteries: http://www.ebay.com/itm/141667734389?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
– Battery series adapter: http://www.ebay.com/itm/350854920547?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
NOTE: DO NOT USE THIS ADAPTER TO CHARGE THE BATTERIES. IT IS ONLY MADE FOR HOOKING UP TWO OF THEM TO THE ESC.
– ESC: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__77145__HobbyKing_174_8482_X_Car_Beast_Series_ESC_1_8_Scale_150A.html
– ESC Connector: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Turnigy-HXT-4MM-Male-Bullet-Connector-Housing-with-3CM-12awg-/230826901893?hash=item35be5b0185:m:mUhH-UN1hmF2xkoqXkRs9SQ
– Motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__18175__Turnigy_Aerodrive_SK3_5055_280kv_Brushless_Outrunner_Motor.html
– Transmitter/Receiver: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__71442__Quanum_2_4Ghz_3ch_Pistol_Grip_Tx_Rx_System_AR_Warehouse_.html

Mechanical parts:
– Spur Gear: http://shop.sdp-si.com/catalog/product/?id=A_6A25-038NF0910
NOTE: I bored out the center of this gear on one side so I could fit in a bearing that would fit over the truck axle. I am not sure the specifications of the bearing – I bought it from a local supplier. As long as you find a bearing with an inner race to fit the truck axle, you can drill out one side of the gear to the size of the outer race.
– Pinion Gear: http://shop.sdp-si.com/catalog/product/?id=A_6A25M015DF0906
– Belt: http://shop.sdp-si.com/catalog/product/?id=A_6R25M054090

Other:
– Steel skidplate: I made this myself: find a piece of sheet steel and cut/bend to your needs.
– Tupperware container: This is an alternative to the steel plate. Try whatever you prefer.
– Truck bolts and spacers: Since the plastic Penny-style decks tend to have an arc, I had to put spacers under the front two bolts of the rear truck to make up the difference. This helped ground clearance in the rear. I used two longer 10-32 thread bolts with some washers between the truck and the deck.

This is what a Boosted Board is:

I DO NOT OWN THE MUSIC IN THIS VIDEO.

Date Filmed: Multiple different days, mostly within August 2016
Location Filmed: Buffalo, NY, and Old Forge, NY
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 and Motorola Droid Turbo 2
Editing Software: Cyberlink PowerDirector 14
Music: ‘Best NCS Video Gaming Music’ from YouTube

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