Can You Power an Electric Skateboard Using the Sun?

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Mike Boyd

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Shared October 29, 2019

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This week I attempt to create a grand tourer electric skateboard. At first I try car batteries with a Boosted Board to extend the range, but I discover I can charge the board with foldable solar panels that fit in my rucksack. Thus, the limitless range electric skateboard was born. To test this out, I attempt to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh in one day using only the power of the sun.

The Slick Revolution Foamies wheels:
These are similar to the solar panels I used:
The Charge controller:

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