Sunday, June 5, 2011

Motorized scooter

A while ago, I decided I wanted to build a motorized scooter. Brilliantly, I decided I wanted to build my own motor. I'm still pretty sure I could given more time but it'd be tedious and require a lot of redesigning. I might go back and try to do that in the future.

In the meantime, I've decided to switch to a brushless DC outrunner motor from Hobby King.

It should be a lot more powerful then the hub motor and I can use it with the same controlled I had bought for my hub motor. I'm switching to a belt drive and redesigning the back of my scooter a little. My current wheels are a little small so I'm springing for some nice 8" wheels from I still need to finish the design of the mount and figure out how to build it, but I might jump ahead and order everything I need for the belt drive. Almost everything else can probably either come from around MIT or McMaster so it won't take as long. Hopefully I'll be zooming around with a motor in the next few weeks.


  1. lolol so when are you going to finish your hubmotor? I wonder if I'll finish mine before you xD

  2. Also are you going for the airless 8" tires? (I assume so because the valve stem protrudes on the regular pneu tires).