Introduction: Make Shift Skateboard / Rollerskates / Cart

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Quite a cool and easy make and fun to ride (short distances anyway). It is stable enough to ride on (look at the pics)

sorry for the quality of the pics

REMEMBER it doesnt have to be a skateboard

My first instructable ever and for the Office Supplies Challenge.

Step 1: Parts and Tools

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1) 2 pieces of cardboard (Shoulder-width long and foot-width wide for the skateboard, the same size as your footfor the rollerskates and however large you want the base to be for the cart. you might need more later
2) As many wheels as you have (or stolen from other people) from those (old or new) wheely office chairs(that spin). (I only had 3)

Pen (Measuring/Marking out)
Scissors/Knife (Stronger the better)
Tape (use the strongest you have/can find/can steal)

Step 2: Board

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Put the pieces of board together and tape together SECURELY.

Then pierce however many holes you need (1 per wheel used) through both pieces of cardboard.

Step 3: Attach Wheels

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Push the screw of each wheel into each hole and tape in securely on bothe sides of the wheel. (mine in on the guard around the wheel)

Step 4: Be Amazed

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It is actually pretty good.
Tape some more card to the board to make it strong enough to stand on,
add tape all over or add stickers or draw on it,
add some robitics and drive it,
the possibilities are endless.

Remember it doesn't have to be a skateboard.
plz vote for me


freeza36 (author)2011-11-08

I fail to see how this would work. Cardboard? Really?

benthekahn (author)2008-06-10

A long time ago I mounted 8 free spinning chair casters on a small piece of plywood. It was pretty deadly.

foxtrot4697 (author)benthekahn2010-01-02

how small was this piece of plywood

benthekahn (author)foxtrot46972010-01-03

 A little larger then the average skateboard.

19samman98 (author)2009-11-26

lol "my toe"

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-09-05

i did somethis slimar to this but with wood

Nucleus (author)2009-07-30

Oops..... Potential Faceplant

i make shooting things (author)2008-04-12

sandwich paint stirring sticks in between cardboard for the ultimate unbreakable un stoppable cardboard-skateboard

Rishnai (author)2008-03-07

Hey, good idea! I'm gonna have to try this next time I run across some random wheels. I have a question about how it rode: how was the turning? good/okay/don't point it at anything you don't want to hit?

Aar000n3y (author)2007-06-23

I would never get on it. Cardboard is not a good material to make a skateboard out of.

ti112 (author)Aar000n3y2007-06-23

Well i you cant get much stronger stuff in an office remember this is for the office supplies challenge

Aar000n3y (author)ti1122007-06-24

Of course you can. You take a hammer to a desk, rip off a piece of wood, you take some screws from it, and screw some wheels from a chair on to the bottom of the wood. And Bumpus, posterboard is even worse. Barely any stronger than printer paper.

i think what bumpus might mean is the poster board like that used in elementary school science fairs and such.

Still, barely any better.

ti112 (author)Aar000n3y2007-06-27

Look at the new pics now. Just one more piece of card board and I can skate on the board. Rollerskates made like this would be more stable even if you are not.

bumpus (author)Aar000n3y2007-06-23

maybe not cardboard but poster board is good

Mad Hatter (author)2007-11-25

You sir deserve a round of applause. This made me laugh so hard. + for you!

zzpza (author)2007-09-09

good job, i never would have thought of even trying that!

Neodudeman (author)2007-07-01

lol, that's so silly. I wanna see a video.

ti112 (author)Neodudeman2007-07-03

Sorry, but ive taken it apart for another instructables. but the proof is in the pictures

Kira_Koenig (author)2007-06-24

Just duct tape a few more pieces of cardboard together, that should add some strength to it.

PetervG (author)2007-06-23

I've always wanted to make a hippe board. Just a board with wheels would be fun.

ti112 (author)PetervG2007-06-24

make it your own. that's wot i say

Ndawg (author)2007-06-23

I really like this idea. I think im going to try this sometime

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