A hoverboard is a unique way to spend your leisure time with fun and enjoyment. But often time it can be expensive to buy. But don’t worry, since you can make your hoverboard at home with just a few easy and comfy steps.
In today’s homemade DIY project, I am going to describe how to make a hoverboard that you can ride on straightforwardly.
Are you ready for it?
Hoverboard Making Process: Step by Step Guideline
At first, let’s quickly take a look at the thing you will need to make a homemade hoverboard. These are-
- Two 24V motors
- A 12V with 12/7 AMP battery
- a 2”x 2” wood piece
- ¼ and ½ inch plywood sheet
- Wood glue
- Small rubber wheels
- A kid’s bike
Once you are ready with the required things, let’s move on to see the hoverboard making process.
At first, remove the two wheels and axle from the kid’s bicycle. You should collect as much axle as possible.
Then, you need to cut the two frames for the hoverboard from the ¼” plywood sheet and one from the ½” plywood sheet. This means you will have three-piece of plywood sheets. All the pieces should be wide enough for the hoverboard.
Now, from one ¼” plywood sheet curved a square frame, which should be the size of the battery.
Then, cut the wood piece with the same measurement of the plywood sheets. Then, carefully mend one hole on each corner of the wood and apply epoxy in them.
Now set up the already removed wheels on the wood board using axles and screws. Let it sit for one day until you can put weight on it.
Now attach the wheels with the two pieces of plywood. Then also cut another two pieces from the wood and connect them with the frame.
Now, following steps 6 and 7, make a structure at the bottom of the wood frame. It will hold the battery.
Now you will need to prepare the two 12V motors for installation with the wheels so that you achieve the driving force for the hoverboard.
Now create two brackets that will hold the motors adjacent to the wheels of your hoverboard.
Now use one bolt to attach the motor brackets with the extension of the hoverboard frame close to the wheel and axle. The motor bracket should be able to rotate freely.
Once you found that the brackets are set up correctly, use duct tape to attach the motors with the brackets.
Then carefully connect the motors with the batteries using safe wires. Also, attach a switch so that you can control the motors with ease.
Now, place the earlier cut thicker piece of plywood on the top and screw it for safety. Make sure that you have tightened the screws so that it doesn’t slip away while driving.
Now, use some elastic bands to press the wheel axle against the motor brackets. You need to make sure that the elastic bands create enough pressing so that the hoverboard may move forward.
Now, carefully ride on the newly made hoverboards and check whether everything is right or not. If you find something not working correctly, fix it as soon as possible to avoid accidents.
Didn’t you find the hoverboard making steps easy? What about giving it a try at home under this lockdown situation?
Stay at home and ride on your hoverboard on the home backyard and lawn. For more tips and tricks on hoverboard riding, stay with us.