Anyone who has done any research into electric skateboards has most likely stumbled upon the brand Boosted Boards. They are the industry leading brand with exceptional quality and design. As a fan of electric skateboards in general, I can really appreciate a well designed board when I see one. As a little ode to their brand and what they have accomplished I decided to build a boosted board mini inspired build. Obviously these techniques can be applied to basically any design but if you are a DIYer and love the look of Boosted then this tutorial is for you.
f you've read some of my other posts, then you are probably aware of my feelings toward buying readily available electric skateboards. (Click here to read my thoughts on purchasing an electric skateboard) Which is why I opted to make this build instead of buying the real thing. While this build does come close to the price tag of the Boosted Board Mini, in the end, our build will out spec the real thing with a faster top speed and longer range.
If you are a visual learner like me then the video below will help a lot. Why read a lengthy tutorial when you can watch each step instead. I have included additional information below to help you on your build process.
What You'll Need
This build is very plug and play and doesn't require a whole lot of hard work. Simply follow this supply list and everything will just connect together.
Dual Belt ESC
Dual 5055 Motor Kit
1/4" Riser Pads
Black Grip Tape
The Final Result