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That's awesome, it's a really fun project and definitely helped strengthen my engineering and design!
Thank you, that means a lot! I was really frustrated with how hard it was to find information on how to build one so I wanted to be really explicit with the tutorial. I printed the motor mount at 75% infill which makes it really solid. The first version I printed was at 40% and cracked after 20 miles or riding but these haven't budged after 50 miles. Thanks again for looking!
Thank you! Yup, although there is still some resistance in the motor that makes it significantly tougher to cruise, it's basically constantly slowing you down. Definitely possible to ride it if batteries give out, it's just not a pleasant as if you were on a board without a motor.
Very true, that's definitely another way of doing it. I've even seen a video on someone literally using a lithium ion powered drill attached to a wheel to power it. It would be a cool project to write the software that controls the motor!
Thank you! Please do, I'd love to see it!
Two motors means higher torque, you'll be able to bomb up steep hills, have crazy acceleration and a higher top speed. The braking system works great, I'm able to program the ESC and change what the max amount of braking force it. It's really helpful when you're going a little too fast for comfort.
Yes! Someone made a 3D printable case modification for the RC transmitter and cuts the size in half, it's the next thing I'm going to make:http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:922378
That's awesome, I'm so happy to hear that! Let me know if you have any questions or run into any roadblocks, I'd be happy to help!
Thank you, I appreciate the kind words!
No problem, I'm glad to hear it inspired you!
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This is awesome! I'm building an electric longboard currently and going to try and design my own 3D Printed motor mount, will definitely analyze yours for inspiration. Very well done instructable!
I'm not quite sure to be honest, it's a pretty complex problem that I've been having trouble working out the stresses by hand (I'm studying engineering so that helps) but I might try using a finite element analysis program to see if I can accurately model the stress inside the board and on the 16 screws while under load. Thanks for your input!
Thank you! Rides nicely too!
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