a build thread for The Green One, an electric commuter skateboard
My tenth esk8 and seventh DIY-esk8 has been born. This is a commuter board for moving around town, going to work, grocery shopping, and is friendly to trains and shopping carts and hauling cargo. It’s not too heavy and has a handle on the nose. It has lights so I can be seen. It’s a sister board to the Blue One, the Black One, and the Red One.
hand-built waterproof 10S 14.5Ah Li-ion 42.0V battery | loopkey power switch | Mini Remote with two waterproofed radio receivers and two separate internal antenna orientations | dual 190Kv Maytech sealed 6355 motors with roll pin modifications | front truck Caliber2 - 50° | rear truck CaliberE - 44° | 29.62" x 9.85" Powell-Peralta OG Bug Skateboard Deck Reissue | two Flipsky Mini FSESC 4.20 motor controllers, 47Ω variety, with modifications for full submersible waterproofness | two 275-5M-15mm timing belts running at a 15/40 reduction ratio | @torqueboards TB110 72A prototype wheels | two vintage enertion motor mounts | Metroboard 2W riser lights | @RipTideSports tunnel risers | @3DServisas wheel pulleys
the radio controller
Testing these wheels out
Some closer images:
the drive train
the nose handle and external USB connectors
the lights connect with MR60
the motors connect with MR60
Here’s a little ride in a parking garage
The handle under the nose combined with the 29.62" deck means it’s extremely easy to pick up, and I can carry it straight-armed without it dragging on the ground.
some other prototype wheels
before she got all dirty, straight off the workbench
this sucker controls the lighting power
it was waterproofed after these images were taken
I made the battery from pre-welded P-packs I purchased on the esk8.news forums
The ESCs from the factory looked sort of like this
But I connected some USB extenders then covered them in acrylic sealant. Like, a lot of it. Everywhere. Then put silicone on them, wrapped them in fishpaper and put silicone around that. And only run them at 21.5A each.