Not long ago we met an interesting project that It consisted of motorizing a skateboard and controlling it with a remote control of the Wii game console. All of this was built by Hardware Libre and was not a great expense for the creator.
We could see how an American student built it but little else we could know after this news. But it seems that at the time the news It hit a lot of people or so we know because the first business models of this type of skateboard have already appeared.Several young British people have created a company that is dedicated to building and selling this type of electric skateboard to anyone who wants it. And although the web store is not yet available to buy this type of device, we have seen a video demonstrating how this new skateboard works. The video has been released by one of the managers of the company, Matt Timmons-Brown.
The British skateboard is powered by Raspberry Pi Zero
The skateboard contains a powerful electric motor that allows moving the skateboard without problem, it is estimated that the battery gives a range of 100 km to skateboard but everything will depend on the power and weight with which we use the skateboard, although the speed will not be much.
The tests have been carried out in Cambridge, a fairly flat area from what you can see in the video and that makes this skateboard very interesting but it is not for all terrains. The components of this skateboard are a Raspberry Pi Zero, a battery, cables, servo motors and a controller board that will connect the Wii remote control with our skateboard.
The truth is that already in its discovery, the device seemed interesting and now that it is seen in action much more, a pity that where I live the terrain is mountainous and not flat as it would be an interesting alternative to electric bikes or to another type of transportDo not you think?