Razor Ripstik LED's

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Introduction: Razor Ripstik LED's

Here's a cool idea if you like to skate at night.

Step 1: The Items

What you will need:

two 3v LED's
one on/off switch
two AAA battery holder's
A philips and a flat head type screw driver plus alan key
A Dremel or a Chisel.
You'll need drill and some wiring at about 4ft long should be enough. 14 to 18 gauge will do fine.

Cost: about $15 U.S.
Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Step 2: Battery Holder

Here's the pic of the AAA battery holder.

Step 3: Torsion Bar Exposed!!

And here's what the torsion looks like taken apart.
Its fairly simple to unscrew, it's just two regular hex nuts that holds the spring together.

Step 4: OK So Lets Get That Switch Mounted.

first of all just start hacking away at the bottom right corner of the front portion of the Ripstick. I used a common chisel but you probably might want to use a Dremel type tool as it will cut more precisely and clean. I also want you to know that the areas that I choose to cut should not in any way comprimse the integrity of the board.

Step 5: Switch Underneath LOOK

this is what happens when you place the swicth a little to close.....Well I got lucky that it worked but if I could do it again I would move it down slightly.

Step 6: The LED Front Portion

Well it's basicly laid out for you. When you look under the board by the front wheel there is a circle. Drill it out right in the center and led should look like it belongs there after your done. NOTE: Led holders will give a more proffesional appearance.

Step 7: Battey Holder Placement

So just like the switch, now just hack away at the top right corner of the front portion of the Ripstick.

Step 8: Battery Holder Complete

So here's it completely in and glued down.

Step 9: The Rear Portion

OK so lets start on the cuts for the wiring to fit.
just a small cut should be good enough to fit.

Step 10: The Two Holes in the Back

the wires should be fed through here.....

Step 11: The Feed

Just pass the two wires from the back in through the torsion tube.

Step 12: Rear LED

This time the hole will be cut according to the circle located on the inside of the board.

Step 13: Rear LED Wiring

So simply connect two wires to the led and follow it through to the two tiny holes found by the end of the torsion bars housing.

Step 14: Rear Battery Placement and Wiring

It should look something like this when your done.

Step 15: The Feed Part 2

The front portion of the Ripstick does not have any holes for the wires to feed through so just drill and make some......

Step 16: Front Portion Complete and Ready

I'm going to tell you that if you have got this far then all this should just be pretty straight forward and easy.

Step 17: Night Lite for Saftey

Well check out the video for a closer look at things.....
GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

Step 18: Wiring Guide So Simple

Hope this helps.....

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i used strip lighting and added a battery hatch on the bottom that screws on i stole it from a old rc battery cover worked great

Now...how could we implement this on a ripstik air? ;)

Cool. I made something like this but instead of using two LED's i used 20...just a little different ;)

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AWESOME!!!! Yeah that's way sick! I like to imagine that I'm on a hover board when I riding it. Soooo whats your power source??? and voltage???

well its a little complex but if you know basic circuitry you could make it. I used 2 2AAA battery holders with a source selection switch (a kind of homade battery backup system) and then the main power source. So the source is 3v's and unfortunatly i thought the leds wer 3v also...but they werent...theyr 2.4. So i had to buy resistors :/ ahaha

 Hey can you please post a picture of the whole board with the plates off and do you have a battery pack at the back and at the front near the torsion bar? Good instructable

Hey there Sorry to REPLY SOoooo Late but, - I have been busy drawing Cubee's for awhile and have not looked at this site until now..... But if your still interested in the battery pack location. (the first version) SHOWN has 1 pack in the front only. My new version uses two UV L.E.D.'s and requires about 9 volts two run so I added four more batteries in the rear.....Using a AAA battery holder from Radio Shack.-----This set up is AWESOME!!!! Super Bright. Note: Using a straight 9V battery will not last long. So going with six AAA batteries is the way to go. (This was an experimental board so I kept adding battery packs ) So the way to go is to buy the "4 AAA battery pack holder from Radio Shack Then put the 2 battery pack up front." _ THAT'S WHAT I RECOMMEND FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS MAXIMUM BRIGHTNESS -- Then add the clear wheels to the bottom. :)

Hey thanks for the comment, I think your board looks dope!!!!! how'd you fit 9v in the board? mine is now currently running UV leds and 6 AAA batteries for power -it's way better than my original post but I didn't see the need to change the Instructable as your like the only other person who thought that this was a cool idea.....Ps are you running grip tape on your board? I have the stencil if your interested! -I'm using Black Magic Brand

i took off the face plates wired it up and used my dremel and a grinding drum to slowly borrow out a pit for the 9v deep enough so i could put the plates back on. and no i don't run Grip tape i just painted the panels.