Maker’s Lab Electric Skateboard


Maker’s Lab is a Sekoittamo event being held at Xamk, Kouvola, Finland. The Maker’s Lab provides access to design and development infrastructure for students and entrepreneurs to work on their ideas during the summer.

Whether you’re Casey Neistat in New York, or a local entrepreneur in Kymenlaakso, having a fun way to get from A to B is an excellent way to boost your mobility.

The following is a detailed parts listing for all of the electrical and electronic components of the Sekoittamo electric skateboard. We’ve already ordered our components. If you’d like to have an electric skateboard of your own, then you’ll need to order your parts asap so that you can have them in time for summer. In the meantime, if you’d like to develop your skills and try our board, please come along to Maker’s Lab and help us to build and test our boards.

Parts listing:

WARNING: Batteries and electronics in this project can be dangerous. Be careful! Treat your batteries with respect and discard damaged cells. Overloading or bad-handling can result in fire.

…that said… we have chosen high-quality batteries and a battery management system to ensure that everything is well balanced and works well together for maximum safety.

There are a few miscellaneous extras needed too like: Charger socket, wires, solder, nickel-ribbon for the battery pack, hot-glue, main battery power connector, skateboard bearings (get 608 RS for double-sealed), 3D printer filament for printing the battery housing etc, bullet connectors for connecting the motor to the motor controller.

We’ve taken our inspiration from this project:

His eSk8.builders Project Page has more detailed information. Leo’s board uses a much cooler hand-controller than the one that we’ve bought for the Sekoittamo e-Skateboards. It would be great to build these controllers too during the summer… at least we have a controller to use whilst we’re building something better.

Another board that is very similar in specification to our build is this one from ESkating.eu. Both boards have the same batteries, in the same configuration, and so it’s likely that our board will achieve a similar range of over 20km!

We’ve also got to build the battery packs. The best way to connect the individual battery cells together is using nickel-strips and a spot-welder. Something like this is ideal.

The skateboard deck will be built with a similar process to what’s shown here (skip to 5:30 for wood deck):

Maker’s Lab is on from 3.6 – 26.6.2019, Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00 at Xamk, Kouvola. Maker’s Lab is for entrepreneurs and students, and we can help you to prototype anything you like! (…not just e-Skateboards).