Design News Gadget Freak: Electric motorized mountainboard

At Colorado State University, engineering students built an electric motorized mountainboard for their mechanical engineering class. Design News Gadget Freak shows the souped-up motor-driven electric skateboard.

05/12/2009


At Colorado State University, engineering students built an electric motorized mountainboard for their mechanical engineering class. Design News Gadget Freak Case File #140 shows the souped-up motor-driven electric skateboard .
The motorized skateboard conquers hills using an electric motor and handheld speed control. LCD screen and battery level indicator are included.
Design News , a sister publication to Control Engineering , provides more details about the 13 mph electric vehicle, including:

  • Photo of the board and students;

  • Build instructions;

  • An opportunity to post feedback; and

  • Motorized mountainboard video.

Click into the link above to learn more.

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske , editor in chief, Control Engineering News Desk, www.controleng.com

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