How to make an electric skateboard

I created this blog because I wanted to make an electric skateboard and I couldn’t find much information on the topic at the time (back in late 2012). The hope of this blog is to provide some information on the topic and most likely highlight a few pit falls so you can avoid the mistakes I made.

I didn’t come up with anything new here, I just spent some time looking at the few good examples I saw of electric skateboards and the rest is trial an error. Hopefully you have less error. As you can see from this picture I’m pretty slap dash with my finishes but many go for a bit neater finishes if you’re that way inclined.

At the time the only electric skateboard you could buy was a terrible clunky Chinese boards with rubber wheels. I wanted something a bit nicer, so I started to look around.

These days there are a number of high quality pre-built boards (most great quality and at an okay price) and a few people selling kits and parts. Check out the links if your interested but personally I’ve always liked making and learning new things even if it’s not perfect. The journey vs destination and all that.

I had a bit of time so I updated the site recently hence the new-ish site.

Electric skateboard kits

Electric skateboard kits

Making life easy, here are some links to  electric skateboards kits. There are a couple of companies selling really good kits these days so keep it in mind.

Making an electric skateboard

Making an Electric Skateboard

Here are a few posts about the key point to look at when making an electric skateboard

My journey building and electric skateboard

My Journey

Blog post of me making an electric skateboard and occasional failures

Reviews and blog

This section is really me dissecting other peoples project to steal the good stuff and slag on the stuff I don’t like.

Boosted board reviews

Boosted board reviews

Boosted boards had a massive kickstarter and was really the beginning of the interest in electric skateboards for most. They even did a Ted X.

Best electric skateboards

So here are a list of some of the electric skateboards that you can buy now