Step 9: Fabrication
The high gear ratio means that the board will not go too fast while I am learning to ride it and it will go up hills. The way to burn out a motor controller is to stall the motor. The computer will tell the controller to put full power through to the motor, this is fine for short burst but not if motor unable to turn, i.e respond, because wheel is stuck against an obstacle for any length of time. As well as having biggest motor you can fit, you need a beefy motor controller to cope with it too.