Make Your Own Simple Yet Powerful Electric Motorized Longboard

Introduction: Make Your Own Simple Yet Powerful Electric Motorized Longboard

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In this project I will be showing you how I combined easy to get components in order to create a powerful electric motorized longboard. The main components I will be talking about are BLDC hub motors, the FSESC (aka VESC), a 2.4GHz remote controller and finally a custom made Li-Ion battery pack. This project might not be the cheapest, but the end result will be very awesome and thus worth it! Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The video will give you all the basic information you need to create your own electric longboard. During the next steps though, I will present you some additional information.

Step 2: Order Your Components!

Here you can find a parts list with example seller (affiliate links):

Aliexpress:

1x Electric Skateboard Hub Motor Kit: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_d7bVpl5

2x FSESC: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_d8uvdM3

1x Electric Skateboard Remote Controller: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dYvEACR

1x 6S LiPo Battery Pack: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dXsT2Oj

1x 12V Buck Converter: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dUM04Wb

2x 30mm Fan: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_d88K0Sx

1x 80A Fuse: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dSU9D5H

Ebay:

1x Electric Skateboard Hub Motor Kit: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

2x FSESC: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Electric Skateboard Remote Controller: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 6S LiPo Battery Pack: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 12V Buck Converter: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

2x 30mm Fan: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 80A Fuse: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Amazon.de:

1x Electric Skateboard Hub Motor Kit: https://amzn.to/2JJRToV

2x FSESC: https://amzn.to/2NxpiEy

1x Electric Skateboard Remote Controller: https://amzn.to/329nSFw

1x 6S LiPo Battery Pack: https://amzn.to/33bqrYX

1x 12V Buck Converter: https://amzn.to/33lxSwA

2x 30mm Fan: https://amzn.to/2C1qzhR

1x 80A Fuse: https://amzn.to/323CNkw

Step 3: 3D Print the Enclosures!

Here you can find the 123D Design files along with the .stl files for the two required enclosures. Use them to 3D print your own.

Step 4: Make Your Own Battery Pack?!

If you do not want to use a premade 6S LiPo battery pack then feel free to follow the guidelines which I mentioned in the video in order to create your own custom battery pack:

You can also watch these 2 videos from me in order to get a better understanding on how to create a custom Li-Ion battery pack:

Step 5: Do the Wiring + Programming of the FSESC

Follow the wiring schematic as well as my provided reference pictures in order to do the wiring for your own electric longboard.

Also do not forget to configure your FSESCs with the VESC tool: https://vesc-project.com/vesc_tool .

Step 6: Success!

You did it! You just created your own electric longboard!

Feel free to check out my YouTube channel for more awesome projects:

http://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab

You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter for news about upcoming projects and behind the scenes information:

https://twitter.com/GreatScottLab

https://www.facebook.com/greatscottlab

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    5 Comments

    1
    yomero
    yomero

    Question 1 year ago on Step 6

    Quick question, is it possible to hook up 4 fsesc to make an AWD board?

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    babin.carter
    babin.carter

    Answer 1 year ago

    Yes! you would obviously need another set of hub motors. To get them spinning the other way, reverse any two of the wires.

    0
    pmouraguedes
    pmouraguedes

    Question 1 year ago on Step 5

    From the schematics it seems the fan would be always spinning, cause it's connected to the battery without any switch, is that correct?

    0
    pmouraguedes
    pmouraguedes

    Question 1 year ago on Step 3

    Regarding the enclosures, are the screws on plastic strong enough to hold the cover in place? Which kind of screws do you use for this purpose?

    1
    Marcus Lee
    Marcus Lee

    Question 1 year ago

    How did u hook up the 2 vescs together?