Firstly I am doing this project as part of the Duke of Edinburgh's Diamond challenge; it is a great program set up by the DofE for a way of inspiring drive, creativity and challenge. There is 3 categories which you can challenge your self at, Physical, Skill and Personal. in an attempt to avoid the (great but) predictable hike up Ben Nevis I thought I would make something that I would need to research for and something that I would have to learn skills for, in this case, Skateboarding (mountain boarding), mechanical and electrical assembly along with a plethora of smaller techniques. If what you see is of any use and you are in a position to please check out my JustGiving page to donate to the DofE charity: http://www.justgiving.com/Electric-skateboard
When I began my research in August 2016 I had no idea how much I would need to learn and how hard I would have to dig to find certain critical pieces of information. these small but important details is what I will focus on as well as showing other options for your build and why I made the decisions I did, so if you want to make your own you can. the majority of my research is from YouTube (which actually lead me here) and I would then search the internet to clear up certain pieces of information that I found from my YouTube research. I will make a list of all my sources and what I found out from each one.