3D Penny Board

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Ever want to print something truly awesome? Well here is your chance. Print a skateboard. The skateboard specifically is a penny board. The board its self is 100 % plastic. The trucks are from an old skateboard just for testing purposes. In total the print took 22 hours and 130 meters of filament. I mainly designed this to push the limits of 3d printing. Enjoy!

Check out our website:::: http://creatrtech.co/projects/penny/

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Step 1: First Print!

The first thing you need to do is 3d print all of the pieces. Get the pieces here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:890837

This is the easy part because you just have to sit back and watch your printer work. Each piece is printed at .2 precision and 100% infill and the pieces are 8 inches each.

Step 2: Gather All Materials

Once printed gather all of your pieces. That will include your trucks of choice, and the 3d printed pieces.

Step 3: Snap the Pieces Together and Secure Them.

To fit the pieces together I used my Dremel. This happens because why the printer prints the piece it warps just a little bit and that throws of the tight fit of the pieces. To secure them use a lot of hot glue and tightly squeeze together.

Step 4: Hot Glue on Trucks

I know bear with me just try it. The hot glue will bond the trucks to the board.

Step 5: There You Go! Your 3d Printed Pennyboard!

Now you can't ride this but it does look pretty cool. Hope you enjoyed.

Step 6: WAIT WAIT WAIT!!! I Can Do Better.

Step 7: Bolt Down Trucks

I had to scale down my print a little bit thus my truck holes are off. To fix this I pull out my trusty drill. I mark where the holes are and then I drill 4 holes per side. I specifically put 2 of the bolts through the connection.

Step 8: Finish Bolting. and Cruse!

Make sure there is a bolt between the connections. Now ride free! Check out my youtube video! What I have learned from this is that big prints are hard. They required a lot of tinkering. I also learned a lot about 3d printing! Don't forget to vote!

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    10 Discussions

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    AryaVenugopalan

    3 years ago

    Hey. Great idea. I know that penny boards are made of resins that you could potentially mold and cast. Try that?

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    Gemini1999

    3 years ago

    How much weight can it hold?

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    gandrew4

    4 years ago

    Hello.Can the skateboard hold 100 kg without breaking.

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    gandrew4gandrew4

    Reply 4 years ago

    Your board can't even hold in one piece and you are expecting people to make it.

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    RAD705

    4 years ago

    You should try making the middle piece connect to the too of the front and the bottom of the tail that way when you stand on it opposite stress is applied to both connections. Also try using an epoxy of some sort or even JB weld, much stinger then hot glue

    Otherwise awesome project! Hope you see it threw and update us when you have a solid prototype!

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    cartercar__RAD705

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Sure thing! If i get it working I will be sure to let you know. Thanks for the encouragement!

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    RAD705

    4 years ago

    Top* of the front

    You know I don't believe this would be invading Penny Boards copyright but, you never know. I do have to say it is not 100% a penny board because the bottom groves are not there thus, not making it a full copy of a penny board. And from my point of view it is not harming nor stopping people from buying penny boards. It would only help penny because people will print this and see how awesome a penny board is.

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    pucksurfer

    4 years ago

    Super cool. I love penny boards