Gadget Freak Case 141: Motorized Mountainboard

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May 11, 2009

 

Here's a skateboard that doesn't need a hill (or a push-off from your foot)
for propulsion. James Howland and his project buddies, Pat Rimel and Nate
Davis, created a motorized mountainboard as a project for their mechanical
engineering class at Colorado
State University.
The gadget has a handheld speed control, and the team was able to get the board
up to speed of 13 miles per hour. The speed decreases while traveling up hills
but still has enough torque to conquer hills with ease. The mountainboard also
has buzzer on the nose that acts as a horn.

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Gadget Freak Case 140 Motorized Mountainboard

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Part Description

Allied Part #

1

24V 500W 2500RPM Motor

N/A

1

Hall- Effect Thumb Throttle

642-0782

1

55 Tooth Rear Sprocket

N/A

2

Bungee Cord 18"

N/A

2

Axle 3/8" steel

N/A

1

#25 chain

N/A

1

24V 500W Motor Controller

501-0093

1

12V 20AH Sealed Lead Acid Batt

621-0037

1

Cable Labels

992-0041

1

Switch

676-3000

1

5mm Blue LED 2600mcd

405-0152

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