Three factors will enhance your battery-powered skateboarding:
1. More Volts. Higher voltage battery-powered drills (at least 9.6V) will provide more minutes of skateboarding fun.
2. Greater Torque. Drills that can generate more torque will be able to move, ahem, heavier riders.
3. Big, Bad Rubber Wheel. The more rubber that meets the highway, the higher the performance.
- Skateboard (salvaged)
- Battery-Powered Drill; at least 9.6V (salvaged)
- 25-inches of 1/2-inch PVC Schedule 40 (1.00)
- (2) 90-degree Elbow PVC Schedule 40 (.90 each)
- Large Rubber Wheel (salvaged)
- Cable Ties
- In right-wheel installations the drill's motor should be set for maximum torque and forward motion. If you opt for a goofy ride (aka left-wheel installation), be sure to switch the drill's motion to reverse.
- Install two electric drills for greater power. Make sure that you switch the left-hand drill to reverse motion (see above note).
- Lightweight riders can ride the SkateBored solely on battery power. Heavier riders will have to kneel on the deck and kick off with the other foot.
- The SkateBored will eat up rubber wheels. Use special off-road R/C truck tires for the best results.
- Alternatively, if you can't find any suitable rubber wheels, try wrapping the chuck with several layers of duct tape.