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5-Minute project: Drill-Powered skateboard

Energy & Sustainability

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:

  1. More Volts. Higher voltage battery-powered drills (at least 9.6V) will provide more minutes of skateboarding fun.
  2. Greater Torque. Drills that can generate more torque will be able to move, ahem, heavier riders.
  3. Big, Bad Rubber Wheel. The more rubber that meets the highway, the higher the performance.

5-Minute Project: Drill-Powered Skateboard – Link & the new h20 blog.

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