January 2017 – Present [In Progress]
Turns out Berkeley’s campus takes a lot more effort to walk across than I expected. While walking is a great form of exercise, I’d prefer not to show up to class all out of breath and sweaty, so I could invest in a bike, or a longboard, but instead I went overboard and am currently building a customized motorized longboard. The idea is like this: get a longboard deck with trucks, get a motor, attach the motor to the wheels with a motor mount, pulleys, and a belt, connect the motor to an electronic speed controller (ESC), which should connect to batteries and an Arduino, get a battery management system (BMS) for balancing and charging the batteries, connect a wireless controller with the Arduino, and finally attach all these parts to the board!
Here are the features: