Lead up to our deadline
With our deadline coming pretty quickly we all spent most of this week working furiously away in the workshop.
Haydn and I, with assistance from John the workshop technician, painstakingly cut mounting holes for our motor, wheel and other parts to great accuracy.
Damien amputated parts from the kids donor skateboard and reinvented the clip system so that we could attach and detach the motor.
Nick, with assistance from John the workshop technician, worked furiously to produce our hubless wheels. Every part had to be lathed or machined to within 0.01mm tolerance.
Jason produced a spacer that would enable us to clip our motor housing on and off our board.
James has been working hard on redesigning the standard hand controller. He’s producing a wrist mounted controller, with speed controlled by hand movement. The original, standard, controller was a pistol shape with a trigger for speed control.