I was originally inspired to build this project when I saw a pair of ice skates right next to a Razor kick scooter at the local thrift store. Immediately, I thought of how the scooter might look with ice skate blades in place of the wheels.
A few days later, I was at the Milwaukee Makerspace
, where I saw my old electric scooter on the "Hack Rack". I originally pulled that scooter out of a dumpster. It was missing batteries and the deck plate, but other than that, a little tinkering got it to work. Unfortunately, by now, the cheap motor controller card had burned out and the front wheel was missing. Oh well, I wouldn't need the front wheel, since it would be replaced with a skate.
This project essentially replaces the front wheel of a scooter with an ice skate, and upgrades the rear wheel to have traction appropriate for use on ice.
If you want to go straight to video of the finished project, you can see that in Step 6
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So, for this project, what you really need is:Materials:
An electric scooter. (One that already works will make this an easy project!)
An ice skate.
Bolt - 3/8" x 4"
Nut - 3/8"
Spacer to fit 3/8" bolt, about 2 - 2.5" long
4 3/8" washers
1/2" Self-tapping pan head screws
An old bicycle inner tubeTools:
Ruler or tape measure
3/8" drill bit
Phillips driver bit
Pair of 9/16" wrenches or adjustable wrenches
Scissors or knife
Pen, pencil, or marker