ALIEN DRIVE- Beercan micro build 24"

Lightweight / Folding / Portable EVs - seats optional
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ALIEN DRIVE- Beercan micro build 24"

Post by beetbocks » Dec 09 2016 9:55am

having bought a few beercan boards that were on offer- i decided top try to build a small , lightweight and portable board that i could put in the boot of my car easily .. or as some else pointed out to take on the train or bus for the last mile journey
so i started with the Beercan Micro brewster- http://eu.beercanboards.com/red-24-micr ... r-complete
What i love about the Beercan boards is the c channel underneath that allows me to clamp anything i want to it.. and obviously the funky colours and multitude of shapes and designs

I have designed a range of battery and ESC covers and LED pods that just screw to the T-nuts that i have also designed and printed..its just so versatile- the covers have Volt meter and charging ports built in along with a XT60 or XT90 kill plug port
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so i used a Micro ESC from APS - 5064 motor and initially a 6s lipo but damaged a cell by accident when fitting..so its now down to 5s...but haven ridden it ..5s is more than enough ...
its got a top speed of around 18mph and weighs only 4.8kgs...
I also 3d printed my own design Kegal hub drive and fitted this along with a standard 9mm belt and steel pulley - and its super smooth
The red covers (i know it looks orange) ..is actually glow in the dark filament :)
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i love it lol!!

ive got 2x more beercan to build and probably sell on..
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Re: ALIEN DRIVE- Beercan micro build 24"

Post by Keith_hill » Dec 12 2016 12:43pm

Lovely use of 3D printing - superb packaging!
What 3D printer do you have / have access to?

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Re: ALIEN DRIVE- Beercan micro build 24"

Post by xadmx » Dec 12 2016 1:10pm

how is the alien drive controller have you had any connection or set up issues. could you post a couple of pics of it in your hand. i am thinking of ordering a couple of these.
thanks

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Post by beetbocks » Dec 15 2016 6:19am

finally finished it and added all LEDS- it rides really nicely for such a small board-
Im very happy with the way the LED's look through the handles..:)
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Re: ALIEN DRIVE- Beercan micro build 24"

Post by Montiey » Jan 09 2017 11:00am

What controller is in the picture there? I've been searching for a good one for a while. That looks very nice!


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Re: ALIEN DRIVE- Beercan micro build 24"

Post by austin54 » May 08 2018 10:53am

Hi,

I just bought a Microbrewster as my ELOS is way to short for a comfortable ride in the city.

I'm using also the Alien Kit, so I just need to change the boards. One thing which I can't reuse is the cover for the battery and the VESC.

Can you share the STL file of the cover so that I can print me one for my board?

Thanks in advance.

Austin


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Re: ALIEN DRIVE- Beercan micro build 24"

Post by austin54 » May 09 2018 12:52pm

I know that. Also the battery is different.

But I could use your STL as basis for my modifications. Until now I haven't used a CAD SW. So it would be much easier for me if I just need to modify something existing.

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Re: ALIEN DRIVE- Beercan micro build 24"

Post by beetbocks » May 15 2018 4:42am

sorry for late reply-i had problems uploading my files on my home pc..
Here's the links to the .stl files but TBH you cannot modify them that well in SW...
i've included the T-nut which you will need around 10 off

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2912598

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