This has been a dream in the works since I ever got into building electric skateboards.
- More power than I know what to do with.
- Smooth acceleration and braking.
- Good range
- CNC milled board with Headlight/Brakelight system
- Small controller
The board break down is such:
- $80 for the wood
- $20 for headlight/brakelight system
- $500 for the dual motor carvon (includes hub motors, trucks, wheels, and bearings)
- $240 for the two VESC’s
- $350 for the SPACE cell
- $100 for enertion controller
the costs for tools need are as such:
- $1600 for the cnc milling machine
- $100 for a good weller soldering station
- $100 for a good fluke multimeter
- $40 for a heat gun
- $20 for skate tool
- $50 for assortment of heatshink, wires, connectors, solder, hardware, ect.
Overall, as you can see, this was not a cheap build. But the results are amazing. I can go 20+ mph up 10% grade hills without issue, have tested to 30 mph on flat ground with plenty of throttle left (I’m willing to bet it can hit 45 mph on flat with harder bushings).
Again, the cost of parts alone sets you back $1290 (probably more since you need access to a cnc milling machine or another enclosure), now $1390 since carvon has since increased its price by $100
This seems more like a complete build price (similar to boosted boards or enertions completes). However, no complete on the market that is for sale today packs all of these features with such a high top speed.
Board (with all electronics except carvons) weight: 11 pounds
Carvon motors and trucks weight: 8.4 pounds
Total weight: 19.4 pounds
2.25 inches thick
29 inches long
8.25 inches wide