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Tag: Skateboard

Cat Rides His Own Electric Skateboard

Cat Rides His Own Electric Skateboard
Kim Pimmel is an engineer who also happens to be a filmmaker. He has a cat named “MIDI”, clearly the geekiest cat name ever. His cat does something many don’t – he doesn’t flip out when something unexpected happens, such as giving him a ride on a motorized skateboard. The…

Self-balancing Electric Skateboard Can Hit 17 mph

Self-balancing Electric Skateboard Can Hit 17 mph
If you are into skateboarding, but want to do it with as little effort as possible, this might be just the ticket. The Autobalancing Electric Skateboard lets riders zoom along at speeds up to 17 mph while the skateboard does the hard part of keeping them upright. The self-balancing board…
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This Skateboard Shoots Flames

This Skateboard Shoots Flames
Forget your fancy skateboard tricks. This board can actually shoot flames. Ok, it’s more of a flamedropper than a flamethrower, but the effect is super neat, sort of like the flame trails left behind by the DeLorean in Back to the Future. It was built by Mike Warren. The flame…

How to Make a Skateboard from Toilet Paper

How to Make a Skateboard from Toilet Paper
Have you ever ridden a skateboard made from toilet paper? It’s the sh*t! Lauri and Anni Vuohensilta, the fine folks behind the Hydraulic Press Channel have published a video on one of their other YouTube channels showing their hydraulic press smashing rolls of toilet paper into a hard, long board.…

Using LEGO Bricks for Skateboard Tricks

Using LEGO Bricks for Skateboard Tricks
What would happen if you used a skateboard made out of LEGO bricks just like a regular skateboard? Could it handle the the flips and tricks that you normally do? Braille Skateboarding has the answer in this video which put a LEGO skateboard through its paces. The skateboard deck was…

The KickStick Can Propel You up to 30 mph on Your Skateboard

The KickStick Can Propel You up to 30 mph on Your Skateboard
If you want to reach insane new speeds on your skateboard, you have to check this out. KickStick, by Rise Robotics, helps skateboard riders get some extra speed. It’s probably pretty dangerous, but since when do skateboarders care about danger? But rather than adding motors directly to your skateboard, the…

A Drill-powered Skateboard Is an Awesome Way to Travel

A Drill-powered Skateboard Is an Awesome Way to Travel
Sure, you could get yourself one of those fancy electric longboards that are all the rage right now, but they’re expensive. Fully decked out, one of these will cost you around $1,600(USD), and will take time to arrive. Say you don’t have that cash lying around, and feel the need…

World’s Fastest Electric Skateboard Goes Nearly 60 mph

World’s Fastest Electric Skateboard Goes Nearly 60 mph
Crazy man Mischo Erban recently grabbed a new Guinness World Record. He is now the fastest man ever recorded an electric skateboard.The record setting pace that Erban reached is 59.55 mph. The record setting run happened at Portoroz airport in Piran, Slovenia on flat ground. The board used was a…

The Globe GSB Blazer Is a Skateboard and a Sound System

The Globe GSB Blazer Is a Skateboard and a Sound System
Music and skateboarding. You can’t have one without the other. You need some good tunes for a soundtrack when you are performing all of those cool moves. If you ride a skateboard, now you can play your music directly from your board with the GLB-GSB Blazer. This nifty skateboard has…

Skateboard + Electric Guitar = Skate-O-Caster

Skateboard + Electric Guitar = Skate-O-Caster
I’ve never been a skateboarder myself, but I’ve always wondered what Tony Hawk would do when he got too old to risk getting on a skateboard. I think I found my answer. He could turn his skateboard into a kick ass electric guitar and make some music. Stereotank, a design…

Mellow Drive Adds a Motor to Any Skateboard

Mellow Drive Adds a Motor to Any Skateboard
You can buy a motorized skateboard if you want, but your choice of decks is limited to whatever the brand is offering. But what if you want to put a motor on your favorite deck? Well Mellow Drive will let you do just that. It is a drive system for…

Upcycled Skateboard Wall Lamp: Bulbflip into Lightslide

Upcycled Skateboard Wall Lamp: Bulbflip into Lightslide
eBay seller andyshinkage came up with a simple but brilliant way to turn used skateboard decks into wall lights. He makes custom bulb mounts that fit where the trucks used to be so he can place 12W LED bulbs right where the wheels would go. Head to eBay to bid…

DIY Electric Skateboard: Make or Die

DIY Electric Skateboard: Make or Die
Electric skateboards typically go for at least $600 (USD). But with his maker skills Instructables member comsa42 was able to convert a normal skateboard for around $350. That said, his project will give you an idea why these things cost a lot. Comsa42’s electric skateboard goes up to ~19mph thanks…

Stary Skateboard Has Motors in the Wheels

Stary Skateboard Has Motors in the Wheels
Growing up, I had a very steep driveway that was about a quarter of a mile long. It ended in a pile of dirt and those weeds with little burrs that will impale you we call “stickers” in Texas. I once sat on my skateboard, rode it down that step…

Star Wars Skateboards: Use the Frontside Heelflip, Luke!

Star Wars Skateboards: Use the Frontside Heelflip, Luke!
These cool Star Wars skateboards come from ÜberKreative, who definitely live up to their name. I’ve never even used a skateboard, but I want one. No, I want all of them just so I can display them. These folks have just started production on these cool laser engraved skateboards and…

Skateboard + Golfcart = Golfboard

Skateboard + Golfcart = Golfboard
If you want to make your rounds of golf go faster, try this new invention. Why spend five hours on the golf course, when you can use the GolfBoard to reduce that time to under four hours. That’s an extra hour you can spend doing other things.…
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