Ever since I came to the United States as an undergraduate university student, I have been intrigued by longboards. The roads in India are not good enough for long-boarding and biking is not as popular either. So when I first saw a longboard about 4 years ago, I was mesmerized. I bought my first longboard my freshman year itself and have had it for several years now. From my first fall to my first trick, I remember it all and it has helped me make it to quite a few classes on time when I should have been late.
I think it’s time to show my longboard how much I care and appreciate it – so I’m going to upgrade it into an electric longboard and give it an aesthetic makeover.
For quite a few years now I have been thinking about the process of converting my longboard into a remote controlled electric longboard and have read a few different blogs about several DIY projects. However, being the stubborn engineer that I am, I critically think about each blog DIY instruction and always find some flaws in the designs. That is why I am taking it upon myself to design a better and more reliable electric longboard. I will need to learn new skills but I am excited to go through the process! I hope to finish the construction and do a new paint job on the longboard – still thinking about the aesthetic that I want to use but I think this will be a good use of my skills and time. Also my teammates have experience with designing and with the several resources at ITLL and the Idea Forge. I am really excited for this project!
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