Main Project Final Report Part 2: Electric Longboard Balerion

This project was great because I was able to use my passion for engineering and designing alongside my curiosity to learn new skills such as spray painting and working on electronics. I chose to build an electric longboard because I have always wanted to upgrade my longboard. I knew it was going to be an expensive endeavor but I was excited for it nonetheless.

Electric longboards in the market are really expensive, something the size and power of my board could cost up to $1500. I was glad to have built it in around $400. My original project intent was to build the electric longboard and I did. I am glad that it works and I love riding it everyday!

Presenting it at the expo was a lot of fun as well, and I got to interact with other people and show them my creation. A few people also test rode it and loved the experience.

However, there are a few things that I would have changed about the design. I want to improve the design by 3-d printing a sleeker electric enclosure. While I like the transparent look of the acrylic enclosure, I think that the longboard would look better if it was not transparent. I will 3d print it as soon as the summer starts.

The semester was great, and I learned a lot of new skills. Besides sketching and learning about the history of aesthetics, I also learned some unexpected skills such as soldering, woodworking, spray painting, laser cutting, and designing electric systems. Although my project was really challenging and difficult, I felt great completing it. I look forward to building my next iteration of the electric longboard.

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  • Siddharth Nigam
    Faisal Al Balushi
    May 8, 2017 3:15 pm

    Hi Sid, the final product turned out really cool looking and aesthetically very pleasing! I really like the laser cut dragon which turned out very precise. In addition, I have seen it run in the expo which showed the accurate work you have done. I hope you enjoy riding it to the fullest. I agree on the future iteration you mentioned on the electric box, I feel like it could be made a little smaller maybe. Well done!

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  • Siddharth Nigam
    Connor Swanson
    May 4, 2017 12:50 pm

    Wow, this project really came out great. You did spend a good amount on it but its something that you will use for a long time and is a super unique product. I didn’t get a chance to ride it but I wish I had. Would love to see some pictures of the bottom and some detail on the heating components as well.

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