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Picture of LED skateboard version 3!
Thank you for viewing my instructable! As the title says this is my 3rd led skateboard! But this is actually the first one I am making a 'how to' for. My first led board was alright, It did have a few flaws and aside from just turning it on there wasn't much appeal to it. Yes it did look very nice riding down the street but what it lacked got me thinking of how I can better it and then with a little bit of a wait came the led longboard! The led long baord has no faults to it, I can't think of anything negative to say about it. It was a huge leap from the first one. It used RGB leds and a bit more complex circuitry. The circuit was more complex than the first one but it wasn't too complex by itself. The third one I made out of boredom. After the longboard I thought my led skateboard hunger had been satisfied but was I wrong! I know boredom isn't that great of a reason for inspiration but I think it is! From boredom comes creation! The third led board is by far the most eye appealing and out of all three it is the easiest and cheapest! Lets get started by wathcing the video in the next step! The video shows what this guy can do!



Link to my first one   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrMlYXBK1_I


Link to my second one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kAZj_Zz4ro
 
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Step 1: Watch the video!

Step 2: Whats needed

Picture of whats needed
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The supply list for this build is very small which makes it that much cheaper!   You will need;

36 rgb leds link here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006LUZLNY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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older + iron
Hot glue+ gun 
helping hands and a skateboard.   


The leds are really cheap. They come in a pack of 50 and the possibilities are endless with them! 
blyzz8 months ago

Very cool! I did something similar a few years back, except I used a pre-built LED ring (with smd LEDs), cuts out a lot of the soldering!

Check out the resulting photographs here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/blyzz/sets/72157626697037888/with/5964064040/

out-of-the-box (author)  blyzz8 months ago
Very nice! Love the photos!
progman328 months ago

Nice work! Definitely an eye-catcher. Idea: Add an accelerometer and a microcontroller. Then you could do things like have the color change with various g-forces (so it would flash during tricks), or simulate water sloshing about.

out-of-the-box (author)  progman328 months ago
Great idea for possibly a next one! I wanted to keep this one as simple as possible. Thanks for your advice and glad you like it. :)
doctressjulia8 months ago

I LOVE THIS. I cannot get enough LED projects! Thanks; I am going to make this right now~

out-of-the-box (author)  doctressjulia8 months ago
Glad you like it! :)

Hey man, going to make this now, I love the idea! Going to have a rasta LED one instead though and make it it bit more simple

out-of-the-box (author)  DubstepMediaUK8 months ago
Glad you like it! Would love to see the final outcome of yours!
BergLegacy8 months ago
How do I put a switch on the 9 volt?
out-of-the-box (author)  BergLegacy8 months ago
You can add a switch between the 9volt positive wire from the battery snap and the input lead of the 5volt regulator
nerd74738 months ago

that is cool I think I saw your other ones

out-of-the-box (author)  nerd74738 months ago

Thanks! You might have. I posted them a few places.

you're welcome