Video: If you’re looking for a fun weekend project and have a Pi Zero lying around, consider making your own electric, powered skateboard like this one from The Raspberry Pi Guy. Controlled with an old Wiimote and capable of 30km/h, it’s not a bad way to get around town.
The components required here are pretty simple actually — you’ll need a skateboard, a battery to power the whole setup, the motor and a mount for it, a motor controller, the Wiimote you’ll hold (and that connects to the Pi via Bluetooth) and the Pi Zero to act as the “brains” of the whole thing. Best of all, if you’re not sure where to get everything — or even the code required to run on the Pi to make it all work together — The Raspberry Pi Guy has all of it in the video description at YouTube, linked below, even the skateboard and trucks he used for this specific build.
Hit play for the step by step — the video is only about three minutes, and well worth the watch.
DIY 30km/h Electric Skateboard – Raspberry Pi Powered [The Raspberry Pi Guy (YouTube) via Hackaday]
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