The world of Free Hardware has created various new gadgets. One of these new gadgets that is having the most success in the United States is the electric skateboard. A gadget that allows you to travel without carrying a large bicycle or without spending large amounts of money.
There are many different projects that create these gadgets but the most peculiar is Tim Maier's electric skateboard, a young college student who has used a Raspberry Pi with a skateboard to create a curious electric skateboard that is also affordable for everyone.
This curious electric skateboard will make us transport ourselves without spending a lot of money
The project is very curious because This electric skateboard uses a Raspberry Pi to control the electric motor that will move the skateboard. But also, this skateboard is controlled by a Wii game console remote, a remote that is used by its trigger and that will allow greater control of the motor and transport through this skateboard. The Wii controller connects via bluetooth so you can use the Raspberry Pi 3 without any problem and thus save on gadgets and space. The only downside to this device is its large electric motor, a large motor to be able to move the skateboard with a user, but it does not stop being functional or practical.
Regrettably The construction guide for this curious skateboard is not yet available, possibly because it is due to a university job, but I do not think it will take long to get a guide for its construction, although the images of this electric skateboard will help many to create their own electric skateboard with Raspberry Pi.
I like this project, I consider it useful as allows us to transport ourselves efficiently and respecting the environment without the need to spend large amounts of money. But I still don't think I have great autonomy. Both an electric motor and a Raspberry Pi are components that need large doses of energy to operate for long periods of time. And I highly doubt that two batteries in parallel can operate this skateboard for long periods of time, although this would have an easy solution. Do not you think?