E-Skateboard Lighting

Ben Schwartz combined his passion for building electric skateboards with some NeoPixels to make an illuminated ride.

While Ben had experience building electric skateboards, he didn’t have a lot of experience with coding for NeoPixels.  He started off using an Aurduino Uno and modified the NeoPixel tutorial by Alex Glow.  He moved to the Teensy 3.2 because the compact size made it easier to fit into his project. A 24V to 5V buck converter was used to power the Teensy and NeoPixels from the skateboard battery.

To finish up the project Ben made a 3D-printed enclosure to waterproof the electronics.

Code, schematics, and the 3-D printing plans can all be found on the Hackster.io project page.