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An off-road machine from Boston, the tread skateboard was tearing it up around World Maker Faire New York yesterday. Part snowblower, part battery, this deck can hit 20mph. It was designed, built, and ridden by Charles Guan, a member of The Miters from MIT.

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


  • Anonymous

    Hi Matt,

    I’m the builder. Might be helpful to include the vehicle’s website: http://www.etotheipiplusone.net/?page_id=1216 as it contains more specifications and links to the build report (and tons of pictures of the design and build process).

  • Anonymous

    Hi Matt,

    I’m the builder. Might be helpful to include the vehicle’s website: http://www.etotheipiplusone.net/?page_id=1216 as it contains more specifications and links to the build report (and tons of pictures of the design and build process).

    • http://mattrichardson.com/ Matt Richardson

      Thanks! I’ve updated the post. Cool project!

    • http://mattrichardson.com/ Matt Richardson

      Thanks! I’ve updated the post. Cool project!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1652585329 Thomas R Burnsed Jr

      You almost ran over me at Dragon Con I think. The rain was terrible.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1652585329 Thomas R Burnsed Jr

      You almost ran over me at Dragon Con I think. The rain was terrible.