Saturday, November 7, 2020

Homemade Electric Longboard V1

 Last year I threw together a custom 4kW electric longboard using some KEDA outrunner motors and Turnigy ESCs. I wrote my own controlled with an arduino nano, a couple bluetooth transceivers, and a flexible resistor. It worked OK, mostly because the ESCs were crappy and bluetooth dropped out despite me upping the output power to the maximum.

At first with the single motor mounted it looked like this:

Here is a video of the controller sorta working. ESC issues in the first half.

Here is a video of the flexistor working: