Hello, I’m back and around August 4th I joined the community. Here we are now September 15th and I’ve finished my board.
Before the 4th, I knew nothing about electric skateboarding of that sort but the idea struck me when I thought about getting around campus as I transfer to a new and larger university. Well, I hopped on here read a number of posts and watched some youtube videos. Needless to say I was at awe with all the work people have done and it was even more amazing to see the community built around it.
Anyways, this isn’t the most glam board but it’s something that will get me around. At the end of this I will provide some shout outs to a few fellow who have been very cool.
Not sure if this video will work but here’s my friend testing it out for the first time. I was a bit too scared to ride so I let him test it first…we got around 18mph before we chickened out but my goal was 10-15mph since I don’t think I’ll need to go too fast unless I want some occasional fun (which I most likely will).
Overall, I spent roughly 20 hours on it and I have a few tweaks to do…and I spent roughly 800 bucks…though I do have to return a few items.
The antispark switch was faulty unfortunately…I wish I could’ve gotten a refund but I said screw it and salvaged parts for usage which explains the loop key. The scotch tape is taping down an on/off switch I plan on attaching for the smart BMS and a hole in the TB enclosure. I’m waiting on 3D print to fill it in.
@YeetMeat Hey man, I hope to see you return back to this space! Thanks for helping out, being informative, and nice despite me not buying your enclosure. People go buy him out!
@bearlyrecognized Nick, the man! I appreciate you so so much. You’ve been so kind with your long paragraph worths of explanations, I appreciate the time you’ve taken out to check on my updates and giving me advice or suggestions. Unfortunately…while testing the hall sensors got caught somehow and tore out of the motor so… I’m hall-less! It still functions pretty fine I just gotta give it a little kick start for a smooth ride. Also go buy out Nick!
@KaramQ Karam, I hope to you see at school one day if you decide to go. I’m going to become an SD man just like you. I appreciate your communicative efforts during your difficult weeks and getting those wheels over. You’ve helped a lot with any random questions I’ve had and I hope that next project you got going goes swimmingly. Send some pictures! Go buy Karam out too >:T
@frame cool man. That’s all I gotta say. Go buy him out. Appreciate you too, the helmet is awesome and this vesc is just perfect.
@Jansen Hey man, thanks for meeting up with me and sharing some of your stuff. You’ve been cool though I do find the ghosting a bit uncool after asking about the switch…that’s okay though. Some response would’ve been greatly apprecaited!
Thanks to everyone else for being for the most part, welcoming. All those suggestions in my first post is greatly apprecaited.
This has been quite a fun build and I’m hoping to do some changes when I accumulate some more money. This is a very fine board to me for a single motor but maybe I’ll do a dual and I might tone down on the kv. Who knows…and I’m probably going to have a paint job done on it sometime soon eventually, so maybe a new post or a little update eventually.
For now, this is the board and maybe this will be a little dump for me to come back to once in a while to post pictures. Thanks for your time in reading this if you’ve made it thus far.
(side note…does anyone think I can use the salvaged button from the flispky anti-spark to hook into my BMS as an on/off switch? The flipsky has a black, white, red wire… I’m not sure what white means I think neutral I’m not sure, but red and black I have on the BMS)