I have built a very short electric skateboard using a brushless hub-Motor with hall sensors. It’s not supposed to go 50km/h or so. It is just for slow cruising and therefore about 16km/h are enough for me.
It is very hard to ride because it is so short that when you try to accelerate, it’s hard to keep standing.
My target is now to not make the board accelerate itself but to simply push the skateboard like an normal skateboard and to use the motor to keep the speed constant from that point on (even if I’m for example going uphill).
My plan is this:
- Use a normal ESC to controll the motor
- Use an arduino to read the hall sensors and thereby calculate the speed at which the board was accelerated by pushing
- Use arduino to write the according throttle-value to the ESC to keep the speed constant
- Use a remote control button to control when I wnat to slow down
My questions are now:
- Is there an easier way to do this?
- Do you see problems here?
- Do you have suggestions for the remote control? I simply need an easy remote-control-button, but it is very important to have a stable remote connection.
- Can I simply use any 433Mhz Remote like for garage doors or so? Or do I have to fear someone else to steer my skateboard if he/she has the same 433Mhz remote?
Thanks a lot in advance!!!