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This is a more fun version of a zap electric scooter.Kind of what Segways would be if they were more dangerous: ie fun.
these things run about $500. i got given one for my birthday and wanted to try something wild. a cheaper way is to buy the 250W motor and ...
we wanted a curved base for 3 sets of skateboards trucks. Not having the right piece of aluminum we decided to use timber as its cheap and quick ...
are your best friends. they are great for all sorts of things, including clamping hoses. here they are used to fasten the plank of wood to the axles. ...
cheap ones from dollar stores are fine for this type of prototyping.nice ones can be found at:http://www.skateboard.com/shop/trucks.asp
and six skooter wheels.these are 100mm diameter skooter or rollerblade wheels. bigger diameter means better on bumps and rough streets. thinner means less rolling resistance and faster.
stand offs are required because the big diameter scooter wheels mean the wheels hit the wooden arch through corners.
the right combination of rocker and roller on the rear arch is required. of course this is a prototype and we are guessing, but here it is anyway. ...
self evident what's going on here...i used 10-24 bolts and nuts, the metric skating ones are too obscure and expensive when you are in america...Yay the metric system!
it conveniently came with a charger...
you will see our able programmer tumbling and engineers guffawing in this video.
well, it was way fun.the trucks on the outside should have been angled inward.apart from that it had all the sliding smooth, vaguely dangerous feeling we had hoped ...
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