Hoverboard Became Heavy Accountability Far off Keep an eye on Rover

They may not be the hoverboards we have been promised in Again to the Long run II, however the preferred electrical scooters that experience commandeered the identify are thrilling items of tech in their very own means. Now not as a result of we’re taking a look to make a idiot of ourselves by way of in fact driving one, however as a result of they’re packed stuffed with helpful {hardware} that’s to be had for dust affordable because of the economies of scale and the second-hand marketplace.

In his newest video, the ever resourceful [MakerMan] turns a couple of hoverboards right into a succesful faraway managed cell platform best for…neatly, no matter you need to transport round. Its welded metal building is no doubt up for some heavy accountability duties, and whilst we will’t say we’d ever tow a SUV with it as proven within the video under, it’s great to understand we’d give you the chance.

(*3*)(*1*)The venture begins by way of releasing the four wheel motors from the scooters and moderately chopping down the body to maintain the mounting {hardware}. Those mounts are in the end welded to the body of the rover, with a work of diamond plate screwed down on best. At the backside, [MakerMan] mounts the two regulate forums and a customized fabricated 36 V battery pack.

He doesn’t move into any element on how he’s interfacing the RC {hardware} with the motor controllers, however as we’ve observed with previous hacks, there’s open supply firmware replacements for those forums that permit them to be managed by way of exterior inputs. Possibly one thing an identical is getting used right here, however we’d have an interest to listen to another way. After all it’s essential switch the RC {hardware} out for a microcontroller or Raspberry Pi should you have been taking a look to make some more or less independent rover.

Don’t have a welder or handy number of scrap metal laying round? No worries. Prolific tinkerer [Aaron Christophel] put one thing very an identical in combination the use of bolted aluminum extrusion.

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