Penny board 3d printed build

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Penny board 3d printed build

Post by strygw » Mar 16 2015 8:35pm

Just wanted to share my penny board build.

Its all 3D printed in PLA, except for the casing and motor pulley (since it needs to take more load). So far it has survived slightly above 120km, and is able to reach 20km/h-ish. The motor does get warm, and there is a piece of cardboard separating the face from the plastic. The mounts are crudely bound by cable ties, but I will be using countersunk screws once they arrive.

While I do have a workshop that I can use, I wanted to make one that would require minimal modifications to the board (ie no welding). Also, the 3D printing process allowed me to iterate very quickly.

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The main pulley is bolted to the wheel to allow the torque to be transmitted without slipping. I originally wanted it to be a simple interference fit, but the motor was too powerful, and kept heating up and melting the plastic.

Also, anyone able to guide me on implementing regenerative braking?

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Re: Penny board 3d printed build

Post by chuttney1 » Mar 16 2015 10:02pm

Nice job on the 3d printing. Regenerative braking can be only done on a speed controller that has the feature, like Vedder's ESC, but is not plug and play yet. Some RC ESC may have it depending on the brand, but the efficiency may be very low.

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Re: Penny board 3d printed build

Post by torqueboards » Mar 16 2015 10:33pm

I believe all BLDC motors have regenerative braking. Depending on the ESC some are able to regenerate more or less. Ideally, it's around 7-9% regenerative braking which isn't much.
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Re: Penny board 3d printed build

Post by sami » Mar 16 2015 10:55pm

That is a great job! Any chance of sharing the 3d files?
How does it handle the torque from the motor?

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Re: Penny board 3d printed build

Post by okp » Mar 17 2015 1:39am

nice ! looks sweet - which software did you use for the 3D modeling?

ps: you can remove the steering wheel on the radio :)

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Re: Penny board 3d printed build

Post by sami » Mar 17 2015 4:45am

forgot to say, as mentioned you need an ESC that allows braking, such as a car ESC.

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Re: Penny board 3d printed build

Post by strygw » Mar 17 2015 7:59pm

Yeah, right now im using a cheap ESC that doesn't have a very pleasant acceleration curve. Will probably look into Vedder's ESC when there is a preorder available.

I modelled it in solidworks, have attached the files - haha please don't judge the steps that I took, it's quite a crude job. And share any modifications that you make!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bpffjbznr2q5 ... Mckba?dl=0

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Re: Penny board 3d printed build

Post by sami » Mar 17 2015 8:06pm

thanks for sharing mate much appreciated. i dont judge as i dont have your skills ;)

the 150A car ESC from Hobbyking is apparently a good one, they werent in stock in Aus so i ordered a different (wrong one :() these allow you to program timings and so on. you have made a great start though mate!

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Re: Penny board 3d printed build

Post by levanter » Jan 15 2016 10:01pm

Hi, could you post the file for the other side of the motor mount?

Thanks!

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Re: Penny board 3d printed build

Post by saul » Jan 15 2016 10:52pm

I've been wanting to try a printed motor mount but I didn't think pla could handle it, can you post some more picture of the mount? maybe the stl files?
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Re: Penny board 3d printed build

Post by flimflamphlegm » Jan 16 2016 2:17am

I'd also be interested in the .stl files, as well as the parts you used (trucks, wheels, belt, motor...)

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Re: Penny board 3d printed build

Post by Electricskatefinatic » Jul 02 2018 5:58pm

Hey I’m the Dropbox download there is only half the mount how do I get the other half that you screw it to

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