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How to prepare components to build a motorized skateboard by keithwaelchi: 3:28pm On Feb 16, 2021
Do you feel buying a pre-built electric skateboard won't satisfy your creativity and desire to explore? Want to build your own electric skateboard? Then you have come to the right place, because this article will be extremely helpful for you. DIY an electric skateboard is a 2-stage process. Stage 1: parts preparation, and stage 2 is assembly. In this article I will talk about the first stage. Assembly steps can be found on the eSkateBuddy website.

Electric skateboard parts preparation

Obviously, to be able to assemble a complete motorized skateboard you need to gather all the necessary parts. So what are the parts?


Electric skateboards are usually full-size longboards. The reason this deck is used for e-skateboard is that it provides more space for your components, and provides maximum stability. You need to choose a top mounted deck type, meaning the trucks will be completely below the deck. This design raises the deck higher to the ground giving more room to attach the electronic parts.


You will need 4 wheels, sure. You should choose wheels with large diameter and low durometer to get the smoothest ride. Depending on whether you want to build a hub or board motor, you will consult the seller to choose the right wheel. To know what hub motor and belt motor are, read at https://eskatebuddy.com/hub-vs-belt-motors.html


To avoid buying inappropriate trucks, I will buy trucks that come with the deck from the same store. Usually brands will have trucks go hand in hand with the deck. If you are experienced and confident with your matching sense, then mix it up a bit.


Single motor: in case you climb hills a lot or average commuting, one larger lower KV motor is more than enough for you.

Dual motor: is also great for climbing hills, but the price of dual set-ups is relatively high.

I usually use a single motor because for me it is enough to move.


As for batteries, Lipo (Lithium Polymer) is the most widely used battery because their outstanding advantage is the ability to provide a large amount of power, while the weight is not too heavy and the size is not too large. Long battery range allows riders to drive for longer distances, and that's what everyone wants.

However, this type of battery is quite vulnerable. It needs to be taken care of or it will be destroyed or worse, cause a fire. It sounds pretty dangerous and complicated right? But as long as you don't overcharge your battery and use a good quality balance charger, your board will be safe.


ESC is also known as Electronic Speed Controller. You should choose an ESC that can support very high amps. If the battery and motor can plug straight into the battery then it's probably a compatible esc and you should buy it.

Remote control

Without a remote, you will not be able to control your board as you want. You can buy the remote control where you bought the ESC because the two parts are interconnected. The ESC will receive the signal from the remote control and transmit the signal to the battery and the motors, which then makes the board move.


Enclosure is necessary to protect electronic components from water, dirt, and mud. The enclosure should be solid and has air holes so the battery can dissipate heat, with proper construction to hold components securely.

To buy a suitable enclosure, you need to know how to arrange the parts in the most compact way. Arrange the parts on a large sheet of paper and use a pencil to draw a line around the parts so you can visualize the right enclosure size.


Hardware is screws and bolts. These items are not very important and they are easy to buy, you can find them at skate shops or you can buy them online on e-commerce or some electric skateboarding websites.

So you have prepared the parts to assemble a skateboard yourself. The next stage will be much more difficult because it requires certain repair skills. If you already have mechanical experience this will be easier. You should watch video tutorials on youtube or read detailed tutorials on e-skateboarder or eSkateBuddy. Hope you will finish your favorite electric skateboard soon, good luck!
Re: How to prepare components to build a motorized skateboard by lilvicky68(m): 3:44pm On Feb 16, 2021
Since you have Rx 330 and you want to buy Es350. give me the Rx330 so that you can enjoy the Es350 very much and you won't bother yourself for advice..


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