Our friends at PopSci have a great “5 minute project” up on Instructables, a drilled powered skateboard for a kid!
Do you have a skateboard that is gathering dust in the corner of your garage? Breathe some new life into those wheels by zapping them with some volts. Specifically, attaching a battery-powered electric drill to the front of your skateboard will provide effortless nosegrinding and endless hours of fun.
Three factors will enhance your battery-powered skateboarding:
- More Volts. Higher voltage battery-powered drills (at least 9.6V) will provide more minutes of skateboarding fun.
- Greater Torque. Drills that can generate more torque will be able to move, ahem, heavier riders.
- Big, Bad Rubber Wheel. The more rubber that meets the highway, the higher the performance.