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My DIY Electric Longboard

June 20, 2018

Updated 2018-11-06

BUILD NOT FINISHED YET. THIS IS SOLELY NOTE TAKING. DO NOT FOLLOW

current parts

battery

I decided to spot weld my own batteries as I enjoy working with them and would like to have the tools to do so in the future. It’s not cost efficient to spot weld your own batteries, and weldless Li-ion kits rarely work well (I found this out the hard way). I’m linking the spot welder and parts I use here because it’s cheap, not chinesium, and open source. I also needed a LiPO battery and charger for the spot welder as the only car battery I had access too was too powerful.

For people not looking to work with batteries, I would recommend reading someone elses guide on how to use LiPO batteries with balance chargers or buying a completed 18650 battery pack.

spot welding

battery

electronics

hardware

gearing

board

misc. electronics

Notes for others

Resources:

electric-skateboard.builders

Changelog:

v0: writing documentation, no working product.