Please suggest a name too… I just can’t decide, lol
It’s been a while since I first started talking about this build, but now that I finally have all the parts, here’s the finished product!
I meant to start this thread in the beginning of the build, and document the process, but I just got lazy…
The partz: Arbor James Kelly Pro Model Abec 11 flywheels Caliber II “raw” trucks Space Cell VESC Enertion Motor mount Enertion 190kv 6355 GT2B remote
First, check out my “how to take apart a space cell and void your warranty” here: That was how I removed the display, charging port, and power button and built them into the case- it’s a relatively easily mod for those who want to take their build even further with flush mounted buttons and stuff.
Step 1- deck!
Step 2- hacking + enertion stuff http://www.enertionboards.com/electric-skateboard-parts/space-cell-electric-skateboard-battery/ hacking the space cell, as seen in the thread above motor: http://www.enertionboards.com/electric-skateboard-parts/190kv-electric-skateboard-motor/ mount: http://www.enertionboards.com/diy-electric-skateboard-kits/enertion-single-motor-mount-kit/
step- VESC getting a VESC from @chaka, who I highly recommend doing business with
Now here is where the fun begins…
I just want to say right off the bat that I did not make this wood case- I know a carpenter quite well, and he is a woodworking genius. Long story short, after showing him the project I was embarking on, he offered to build the box that I specified. He also said he was up for doing more in the future so this might be my source of boxes on coming projects… that is, until I buy an X-carve that I want so much
Here is what he made for me (I am so grateful because I don’t think I could have pulled off something this good!)
from there, I laid out the components, and got to work making sure everything fit
Then to stain the top lid. I stained it maple, which is what I thought would be closest to the arbor deck. I obviously don’t have the same wood, and the grain is much less intense, but the color is as close as it can get.
Now just some final product photos! I want to put a logo on the top of the enclosure at some point, but I just don’t know what it’ll be…
I will switch over to the new CF motor mount and re-route the wires around the back of the truck once I’m done with my science fair solar eboard- Won first place with it, and am moving on for those who were wondering about that too…
If you have any questions just post’em up! I’m really loving the two tone wood theme