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DIY Electric Cat Skateboard using an @Adafruit #Feather M0 @kpimmel @BoostedBoards

Kim Pimmel posted a video of his project on Youtube:

For the latest in my Pet Projects experiments, I built an electric skateboard for my cat to ride. Put a treat into the throttle lever, and she pulls it to get a snack and a boost!

Music: Catmosphere – Candy-coloured Sky by Catmosphere

Parts designed with Adobe Illustrator and cut with Glowforge laser cutter

  • Adafruit Feather M0
  • Adafruit Feather Motor Wing
  • Lipstick USB Battery Pack
  • Tenergy 12V 2000mAh NiMH Battery Pack
  • Orangatang Kegel 80 mm
  • uxcell DC 12V 2000RPM Brushed Electric Motor 45mm
  • XCSOURCE Pulleys And Motor + Belt + Bracket + Screw Tool Set
  • Skateboard deck and trucks from local shop
  • RuiLing 2-Pack Right Angle USB 3.0 Adapter
  • Micro USB 2.0 A Male to Left Right 90 degree Angle Micro
  • Misc scavenged / random parts from the studio

Great build Kim!

DIY electric skateboard for my cat!


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