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DIY electric skateboard for my cat!

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Published on Sep 12, 2018

For the latest in my Pet Projects experiments, I built an electric skateboard for my cat to ride.
Put a treat into the throttle lever, and she pulls it to get a snack and a boost!

I'm a newbie to building skateboards, and want to thank commenters who have pointed that the longboard trucks are mounted backwards! So if you do try to build (you or your cat) a board with longboard trucks - don't make the same mistake I did, and do some research first :)

Music: Catmosphere - Candy-coloured Sky by Catmosphere

Parts designed with Adobe Illustrator and cut with Glowforge laser cutter

Adafruit Feather M0
Adafruit Feather Motor Wing
Lipstick USB Battery Pack
Tenergy 12V 2000mAh NiMH Battery Pack
Orangatang Kegel 80 mm
uxcell DC 12V 2000RPM Brushed Electric Motor 45mm
XCSOURCE Pulleys And Motor + Belt + Bracket + Screw Tool Set
Skateboard deck and trucks from local shop
RuiLing 2-Pack Right Angle USB 3.0 Adapter
Micro USB 2.0 A Male to Left Right 90 degree Angle Micro
Misc scavenged / random parts from the studio

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