Electric longboards are awsome!
TEST FOOTAGE IN THE VIDEO ABOVE
HOW TO BUILD AN ELECTRIC LONGBOARD CONTROLLED FROM A PHONE WITH BLUETOOTH
Update #1: Grip tape installed, some tweaks to the speed controller have meant I have got more speed out of the board but range has stayed the same! video coming soon. Working on nunchuck controller as well.
Motor, Esc: hobbyking.co.uk
Trucks/motor mount/ drive train: diyelectricskateboard.com
So I thought I would stray a bit from multirotors for this post and write a log of how I built my electric longboard. It has been something I have wanted to get for a while now and with all the projects I have been doing on my CNC, I decided to build one myself. (Could’t really use the CNC as it doesn't have a very large work area) I am going to start by giving an outline of my project goals and how I intended to achieve them:
1. It must be of sufficient length and width to make it stable.
2. It must be capable of reasonable speed (15+ mph).
3. The range must be at least 8 miles as my nearest town is about 4 miles away.
4. I want to be able to control the longboard with my phone (android).
5. I want to have a voltage readout on my phone so I know how much battery remains.
WARNINGS: The code and app are not perfect by any means, they are very much still in beta. Please be careful with the stop button as depending on what esc you use, the brakes can be very aggressive and may throw you off the board.
Disclaimer: I am not responsible if you fall off your board and/or hurt yourself in any way because the acceleration or braking or speed is too aggressive due to my app/code/any part of this “tutorial”. If you use my code and app please test thoroughly with your particular set-up to make sure it doesn't hurt you. It may take some tweaking… If you have any queries then leave a comment :)
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