Over the summer, I made my own electric skateboard using a £4 Raspberry Pi Zero. Controlled with a Nintendo Wiimote, capable of going 30km/h, and with a range of over 10km, this project has been pretty darn fun. In this video, you see me racing around Cambridge and I explain the ins and outs of this project.
Why make an electric skateboard?! Well… This project was inspired by Casey Neistat, enough said?: https://www.youtube.com/user/caseyneistat Also shoutout to one of the original Pi skateboarders, Tim Maier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmEzLk84aRs
Raspberry Pi: https://www.raspberrypi.org/
Speed controller and motor from Alien Power System: http://alienpowersystem.com/
Board from Sickboards: https://www.sickboards.nl/
Trucks from Gravity Supplies: https://www.gravitysupplies.com/nl/
You can view the code of this project here: https://github.com/the-raspberry-pi-guy/skateboard
Huge thank you to Brian Corteil and Rob Karpinski for their help in making this project. Another huge thank you to Michele Pascale for his help in filming this video.
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Shot in Cambridge in 4K using the Panasonic Lumix GH3 and G7.
MUSIC: Valesco – Cloud 9, can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRa-eGzpT6o