How To Make A Hoverboard At Home | Best Electric Hoverboard
Building your custom hoverboard doesn’t have to be a complicated process. It’s easy to design a hoverboard that you can enjoy for years. With the right materials, you can build a hoverboard in less than a day! In this post, we will show you how to make a hoverboard so that you can enjoy this fun and easy process and be the proud owner of a brand new custom made hoverboard.
- 1 What You Will Need For This Process
- 2 Step 1: Cutting The Shape
- 3 Step 2: Set Up The Wheels
- 4 Step 3: Secure The Wheels
- 5 Step 4: Prepare The Battery
- 6 Step 5: Assemble Your Hoverboard
- 7 Step 6: Add The Battery
- 8 Step 7: Attach the Third Wheel
- 9 Step 8: Prepare the Motors
- 10 Step 9: Final Steps To Complete The Hoverboard
What You Will Need For This Process
• 2 x 24v motors, 120 watts each
• 1 x 12v 7 amp battery
• 2 and a half inch x 2 and a half inch piece of sturdy wood for the wheels
• 2 x inch sheet of plywood
• Wood Glue & Epoxy
• 2 x 1” rotating rubber wheel; one for balance and the other one for the motor
• 2 x 12” wheels
• A ruler for measurement
• A pair of scissors for cutting
• A drill for making holes
• Metal wires for securing the motor
• 2 x house switches to control the motors
Step 1: Cutting The Shape
Cut the frame for your hoverboard by taking three pieces of plywood, and cutting them into the shape you would like to stand on. You can make the shape with very round or angular edges, and the style is up to your preference. All of the three pieces should be the same size, as we will explain how you can use these in the next few steps.
Step 2: Set Up The Wheels
You can get a pair of wheels from an old discarded bicycle if you don’t want to buy them from the store. If you decide to use a second-hand pair of wheels, then make sure that all the bolts and screws are removed, so that there’s no unwanted injury. Make sure that you keep the axle on the wheel as you will need this for your hoverboard.
Step 3: Secure The Wheels
Take the 2 and a half inch x 2 and a half inch piece of sturdy wood, and put it on the floor vertically. Use the drill to make holes that will fit the axle of the wheel. Fill each hole with epoxy glue and let the glue settle into the hole for a few minutes. While the glue is still wet, insert and screw in the axels on either side of the piece of wood. Do this so that the wheels fit the wooden frame.
Step 4: Prepare The Battery
Take one of the leftover pieces of plywood, and cut a square that the Hoverboard battery would fit on.
Step 5: Assemble Your Hoverboard
Cut 2 pieces of the 2 and a half inch x 2 and a half inch piece of sturdy wood and attach them to the large piece of plywood that you cut earlier. Attach the wheel and the axle onto the plywood and cut a square out of it.
Step 6: Add The Battery
To add the battery to the hoverboard, use the same the 2 and a half inch x 2 and a half inch piece of sturdy wood, and a spare piece of the plywood (remember you cut three pieces). Attach the two pieces of plywood so that there is a bottom part and middle part. The middle part of the plywood should be the part that has the wheels attached. So when you glue the battery onto the wood, it should be situated between the bottom part and the middle part of the plywood.
Step 7: Attach the Third Wheel
To add the third wheel, use the 1” rubber rotating wheel and attach it so that it makes a triangle and gives the board and battery support. This will ensure optimum balance for the rider.
Step 8: Prepare the Motors
Take the two motors and put them side by side. To create friction, take the second 1” rubber wheel and drill holes through the wheel. Using epoxy glue, attach it to the motors axle point. You can choose to secure this by using metal wire to hold it in place. Take the leftover pieces of wood to make custom mounting brackets for the new motors. The brackets will secure the motor against the wheels.
Step 9: Final Steps To Complete The Hoverboard
Wire the Hoverboard battery so that it’s attached to the motors, and then add the house switches to control the motors.
Make sure the epoxy glue and the wood glue is completely dry before using your brand new, custom, homemade hoverboard. Now that you know how to make a hoverboard, you can zoom around town showing off your new skills. Even better, why not paint it in colors you love or spray on a cool design?