Apr 14, 2017

Add DIY electric power on your longboard with 3D printing

Yow Hwui Low used 3d printing to add DIY electric motor drive to his longboard. He documented and published the entire process.

Longboard specs:
  • This board can reach speeds of up to 42 km/h and has a range of over 16 km. The average pace of daily rides is around 15 - 20 km/h. It weighs around 8 kgs.
  • Fully 3D-printed drivetrain with built-in idler system in ABS. Tested over 150 km as of March 2017.
  • Max. Speed: 42 km/h
  • Range: 16 km
  • 6374 3.3 kW BLDC Motor
  • VESC
  • 8S LiPo Set Up
  • 2 Ch 2.4 GHz Control

Project video:

Here is the drivetrain demonstration:

Full build guide and all the files can be found at:


Thingiverse page:


For a similar project you can check a electric longboard by Saral Tayal: