Creating an LED Skateboard

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In this Instructable, We will be teaching you how to create a Skateboard that glows using Plywood, LED Lights, and other materials.

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Step 1: Buy 7-Ply Wood

We bought 7 ply wood from home depot. The wood we began with was 2 feet wide and 4 feet long. However, we did not use all of it.

Step 2: Creating the Deck

We designed the shape and dimensions of the deck with a program called Onshape. This program allows us to design blueprints that can be made into 3D objects. We cut a Skateboard that was 24 x 7 x 1/2 inches using a CNC Router. We then sanded the edges to create a flat surface.

Step 3: Get a 9 Volt Battery Source

We bought a 9 volt battery and included it in our battery pack. We then used a soldering iron to connect the copper wires in the LED lights to the copper wires in the battery.

Step 4: Purchase an LED Light Strip

We purchased a blue LED light strip on amazon using prime.

Step 5: Attach the Battery Pack to the Board

We attached the battery pack to the underside of the board before attaching the trucks.

Step 6: Attach the Trucks and Barrings

We bought the items that we need on amazon. We then atta67ched the trucks to the deck.

Step 7: Final Product

The last step is to install the grip tape. You then have your final product!

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tomatoskins

3 years ago

Your skateboard turned out looking awesome! Thanks for sharing!