What it does
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
The design became more complicated as I went, and it was more difficult to make a prototype because of all the details. The prototype does not fully work, because I don't have the money to buy and build a prototype. There are many materials needed to build a functional and usable Electric Skateboard-Scooter, so I modeled one out of cardboard/cardstock.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
I'm proud that I made it this far. At first, I wasn't sure if this design would be suitable for the competition, and it was a mere idea. As I committed to this design and competition, things just started to come together, and there was a continuous flow of ideas, improvements, and tweaks for the design overall. I'm proud of what I've come up with.
What we learned
I enjoyed designing and prototyping this invention, and I learned more about motors, voltages, wheel sizes, board lengths, board flexibility, and how each component affected the speed, smoothness, acceleration, and the range of an electric vehicle.
What's next for Electric Skateboard-Scooter
I might try to make another prototype with nicer materials, such as a bamboo skateboard deck, some high-quality functioning motors, and a couple of custom longboard wheels.