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Man Builds Electric-Powered Ice Skates That Double as Meat Grinders

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Because you don’t know until you try, and not trying may haunt you for the rest of your life, Simon Sörensen of YouTube channel RCLifeOn went and built himself a pair of electric-powered ice skates using parts from an electric skateboard. I can already see myself scoring the winning goal in a hockey game. Wait – or is that me getting ejected for wearing electric skates?

Each skate has an electric motor surrounded by a spiked wheel mounted on the heel, along with shock absorbers (which he later replaces with solid rods) to ensure the wheel remains in constant contact with the ice. He controls the wheels’ rotation via a handheld controller, and both skates are powered via a battery worn in a backpack and not by the power of Greyskull like I would have used. What? He-Man doesn’t need it all.

Simon warns at 10:48 in the video that if you’re interested in building similar skates to be careful, and uses one of the spiked wheels to grind a hotdog and carrot to demonstrate what might happen if you fell on one of them. I think it goes without saying, but that does not look like a very pleasant experience.

[via Hackaday]