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Skills Mechanics
Status Finished
Purpose Transportation
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Current state in 2016;

Old state of 2015;

Parts used




  • 7x WS2812 (4 front , 3 rear)
  • 5V sBEC module (to power the WS2812's)
  • Arduino Pro Mini (to control the WS2812's)
  • Arduino Pro Mini (as wired controller)
  • Potmeter (the actual control)
  • Switch (to turn on/off the lights)
  • Doublesided Tape (to mount the WS2812's)
  • Ducttape (secure the wiring)
  • Glue (to fix broken prints)


Replaced the controller with a new design from thingiverse. Only have proof-of-concept receiver now.

--buZz (talk) 00:25, 21 July 2019 (CEST)

Changing motor and pulleys for 2019 spring, going for lower topspeeds and more torque;

22.2 = nominal voltage 
270 = 270kv motor
48 = wheel pulley
14 = motor pulley
90 = wheel diameter in mm

--buZz (talk) 15:53, 29 August 2018 (CEST)

Alright, this is overdue!

I rebuild nearly all of it for 2016 summer.

  • Replaced bearings in wheel with Zealous
  • Replaced trucks on board with Caliber 50's
  • Added shockpads
  • Replaced my motormount with one of AlienDriveSystems.
  • Replaced printed motorpulley with alu one from beltingonline
  • Replaced batterybox with a different one
  • Made a new lighting system, this time with RGBW leds
  • Recoded entire TX/RX software, now much higher resolution (will publish soonish)
  • Replaced the 6S 5Ah battery with a fresh one (seems the old one had 1-2 pierced cells , eww)

All and all, superwelcome mods! Check the 2016 gallery up top for new pics.

--buZz (talk) 21:41, 22 July 2016 (CEST)

Yay! Just remade my controller, from a wired into a wireless controller \o/


  • powerswitch (soldered into the battery, ha)
  • potmeter (some random one i found)
  • housing (charger of some thing, no clue, it fit my hand :D )

--buZz (talk) 23:00, 13 June 2015 (CEST)

Woot! 17 hours printing gave me this as new battery case :D

--buZz (talk) 00:15, 8 June 2015 (CEST)

Just to note, things i still need/want;

--buZz (talk) 03:09, 28 May 2015 (CEST)

Tried to make a 3S cell, its currently charging. Not sure how well this is going to feed the many amps required ;)

--buZz (talk) 00:05, 27 May 2015 (CEST)

Added lights \o/ Yay NURDLed

--buZz (talk) 02:55, 21 May 2015 (CEST)

Some maff for max speed;

22.2 = nominal voltage 
280 = 280kv motor
44 = wheel pulley
16 = motor pulley
90 = wheel diameter in mm

--buZz (talk) 12:23, 18 May 2015 (CEST)

Published some models;

--buZz (talk) 23:55, 17 May 2015 (CEST)

Some videos of me in movement!!

--buZz (talk) 20:14, 17 May 2015 (CEST)

Made the mount smaller and firmer.

--buZz (talk) 14:24, 17 May 2015 (CEST)

Been trying out a mount and pulleys and the belt. Results thusfar;

This looks very promising!

--buZz (talk) 13:33, 16 May 2015 (CEST)

Belts arrived \o/

--buZz (talk) 18:38, 11 May 2015 (CEST)

Ordered ESC and programming card.

Should arrive in a couple of days.

--buZz (talk) 13:12, 10 May 2015 (CEST)

Used to calculate the center distances. Got to these results thusfar;

12/40 with 270mm gets 66.3
16/40 with 270mm gets 62.1
16/44 with 270mm gets 55.6
12/40 with 295mm gets 79.4
12/44 with 295mm gets 73.1
15/40 with 295mm gets 76.2
15/44 with 295mm gets 70.0
16/44 with 295mm gets 68.9

--buZz (talk) 01:41, 4 May 2015 (CEST)

Ordered belts \o/ 270 and 295mm in size , 15mm wide, from, should be here in a week :)

--buZz (talk) 02:10, 3 May 2015 (CEST)

Worked on motormount attempt today, released results already on

--buZz (talk) 01:18, 2 May 2015 (CEST)

  • M5x70 DIN912 12.9

--buZz (talk) 18:15, 30 April 2015 (CEST)

Gotta go mess around with;

--buZz (talk) 16:45, 29 April 2015 (CEST)

Ok, sad, don't see anything on i2c :/ Maybe I should have tested this nunchuk a bit more...

--buZz (talk) 04:21, 26 April 2015 (CEST)

Modding the wii nunchuk receiver onto a 'arduino pro mini' board with a 3.3V regulator combined.

Also adding a i2c breakout (for future addition?) and ~something for WS2812 output.

--buZz (talk) 22:49, 25 April 2015 (CEST)

So, i've started a buildlog here to keep track of order etc.

Mounted the pulley today, and, as i suspected i need longer M5 bolts. About 70mm should do. So, need to grab some of those soon.

Looks and feels proper enough, so will be ordering a HTD belt soon. Need to find a 280/290 5M 15MM HTD belt, any leads? :)

Also, remember to grab this for front pulley;

--buZz (talk) 23:28, 17 April 2015 (CEST)

Just some links

Calc center distance of pulleys:

Came to about 5.5 to 7.5cm distance, will need to redo when i know actual belt size etc


Let's try this :)


~going to use:

The Victim

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