Introduction: DIY Electric-Skateboard

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This is my first time making an electric skateboard. I would like to give credits and thanks to comsa42 on his DIY electric longboard. Very informative instructable. As you can see,I used a penny board and a kit instead of making the board and trucks from start.

Material used:

Step 1: Board Assemble

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Disassemble the existing trucks from the penny board and install the enertion kit onto the board. Click on this link to watch a video on assembling the enertion kit.

Step 2: Electric Box

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I drilled two small hole on each end of the box and fasten it to the board using M3 screws. Then cut a small circular opening of 2cm in diameter on the cover of the box and places a fine wire mesh over it. I used hot glue to glue them together. (The wire mesh is from an old kitchen strainer I had.) Again cut a small hole on the left corner of the box for the motor wire to connect to the ESC. The ESC in placed on the left side of the box while the batteries are placed on the right side. Then cut another hole on the opposite side (left hand corner) for the power switch. I used hot glue to mount them in place. (These holes were cut with a craft knife) The batteries were taped together using electrical tape and stick to the box using sticky strips. The two Lipo batteries were connected in series. Since the box does not have any stable locking mechanism, I added a M3 screw to secure the cover.

Step 3: Final

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This is how the final work look like. Very portable and smooth to ride. I have not test the maximum distance it can run but it can easily ride 10km with one charge.


MaxH82 (author)2017-01-15

Hi, does this electric pennyboard has brakes? If it doesnt, what should i get and how to include brakes into this electric pennyboard.

Leonardo33 (author)MaxH822017-09-20

yeah that is true but we should put a protective case

MrCheatak (author)2016-10-03

Finally! A motorised penny. I think this is a really convenient urban choice rather than longboard. But man, a couple of sketches and processing photos would be a good thing.

eamorgan (author)2016-03-13

The ntm motor is out if stock at hobbyking. Does anyone know an effiecient substitution that is also compatible with the rest of the skateboard?

Andrew Palar (author)eamorgan2016-09-09

Try an sk3

Jackmansplat (author)2015-12-03

Do you have to use enertion trucks and how do you brake?

KevinG56 (author)2015-11-09

hello , congratulations for the project , I have a question , I can use these components in place of your motor and esc ? work with Enertion kit - single motor ? Thank you in advance ;) .

and these battery

centralcodigo made it! (author)2015-11-08

Thank you , i made my first prototype ,i still dont have batteries , so i made my own

one , haha!

AllenInventions (author)2015-10-22

easy and cool skateboard similar to this one

413x69 (author)2015-09-29

Guys! Here's a link to make the controller more compact.

MikeG48 (author)2015-09-28

Bud, this is awesome. I just completed my electric longboard. I'm considering buying a penny as a second deck for traveling. It's good to see that all the components fit!

413x69 (author)MikeG482015-09-29

Thx MikeG48. its super portable for traveling :))

MuhisS1 (author)2015-09-24


about this? would this works?






413x69 (author)MuhisS12015-09-29

Yep! It should work fine with the right software.

413x69 (author)2015-09-21

I don't think the chip support that kind of motor(I'm not 100% sure) u can get an ESC (a lil expensive but efficient and comes with a fan) n then add the bluetooth

Jesús García (author)2015-08-16

Hello, i like your instructable and i'm going to do it. Can you explain me the difference between your motor (NTM Motor) and the Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 Motor which is in comsa42's instructable? I've no idea about motors.

I'm going to use a Penny board like you.

Thank you.

Well , i may help you with this-

There are two motor basically 50mm and 63mm wide, but

there's two motor shafts too . 8mm and 10mm

Choose wisely

centralcodigo (author)2015-07-28

How's this skateboard riding you uphill and how much do you weight?

413x69 (author)centralcodigo2015-07-28

I weight abt 170lb, going uphill is pretty slow because I used a 120a ESC, the motor supports 150a ESC that can be replace to makes it more powerful and go faster

centralcodigo (author)413x692015-07-28

Thank you very much ,it seems the minimum for going uphill

for a man is 7S at its most.

PS:You rade my mind building this instructable , seriously : D

vince086 (author)2015-07-16

How noisy are the wheels? Looking at getting this kit but I want something that doesn't make too much noise when riding.

413x69 (author)vince0862015-07-17

The kits is awesome, the noise factor depends on which motor u use.

t_b_h (author)2015-07-08

Around how fast does it go and how long does it take to charge?

amberrayh (author)2015-07-07

Your finished electric skateboard looks great! Thanks for sharing.

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