I made a new personal EV called “Box Board”, this is basically an electric skateboard with a box on top of it. This is much safer/easier to ride than a regular skateboard since you only have to worry about moving your weight left and right. Also, people who don’t know how to skateboard, they will also be able to enjoy skateboarding easily with this new concept.
UPDATE: Sept. 5th 2020 - I now have an upgraded Evolve 7-inch pneumatic wheels and boat chair with armrest, next upgrade will be 8-inch wheels along with longer MBS trucks. It’s pretty stable but still can fall over if you put your weight too far over because trucks are shorter than the icebox in the back but with 16-inch mbs trucks, it will solve all that and you won’t be able to fall over. I am gonna also do a Kickstarter soon just for fun, I have so many people from my neighborhood who want me to make it into a real product.
I was going to patent this idea but I decided to make it an open source project so others can make something like this. This is just a “base model”, later I plan on making bigger models, different models for different uses. I am planning on a golf cart model also. Due to COVID19, small personal EVs like this I think will become very popular and these are designed with “slow speed” and “riding on sidewalk” in mind. Many handicapped people have told me they want one already also so I think there’s lots of uses. Especially the older crowd seemed to like the idea, I am planning for my retirement also by making these types of portable devices. The Box Board fits in a standard trunk of small car, which can possibly replace wheelchair for handicapped people who can still move their weight.
Here’s a video of the Box Board:
I have also built another bigger prototype with an icebox, this is one of the Box Board prototypes:
Video 3:. Very stable at even 28mph.
Still work in progress but I think something like would be great for kids, older people, and anyone who don’t know how to ride a skateboard.
Also, I just used really cheap parts, total cost was no more than $350 for the box board. The Icebox skateboard is the high end model, cost me around $2000 in parts.