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How to Convert a Hoverboard into an Electric Go Kart (Cheap and Easy)

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by Kivi

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08.28.2020



In this video, I show you how to build a nice Electric Kart (I call it Hovercar) from a Hoverboard. I wanted to build an electric car for my daughter, so, here it is. I just built one for her ground up, including:
– System Architecture
– Mechanical design and realization
– BLDC Motor control
– High level software development
– Embedded software development
– Diagnostics and Functional Safety
– Function calibration
– Final testing and validation

The kart is responsive and drives very nicely. High torque and fast response even at low speed. I hope I can buy an electric car in the future. Otherwise, I will build it myself.
Because the future is ELECTRIC.

What is nice in this project is that the parts were not modified irreversibly, making possible to restore the hoverboard and the kart back to their initial factory functionality.

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Support me for more videos:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=CU2SWN2XV9SCY&currency_code=EUR&source=url
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Software
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Firmware Mainboard:
https://github.com/EmanuelFeru/hoverboard-firmware-hack-FOC

Firmware Sideboard:
https://github.com/EmanuelFeru/hoverboard-sideboard-hack-GD
https://github.com/EmanuelFeru/hoverboard-sideboard-hack-STM
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Hardware
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Hoverboard:
https://bit.ly/2XihrRS
https://bit.ly/39MI83H

Spare Mainboard Kit:
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dUoKbLT

Kettler Kettcar Daytona Air:
https://bit.ly/2JKZMdp
Other models from here can also fit:
https://intl.toys.kettler.net/en/produkte/katalog/n/0/kettcar-1/0/0.html

ST Link V2 Programmer:
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3KKmMaNnvR

2 x Pedals:
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mmG32e8i46
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DKK326ISBM
or
https://bit.ly/34iTZoL
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vGGmMa4kjb
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mKDDka4kjf

Front LEDs:
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/G3mKMo0qBd
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3KKmqa0qec

Other possible front LEDs:
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KmKGzoB2BP
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KKKGzOezBi

Wires:
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vD3Dqo6wtz

Connectors:
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vDKDqLe2gU
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/Dvm32agzB7

M5 Bolts and Nuts:
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/Kvvm2AIwdp
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mDvmza4fPF

Plywood: can be found in the local hardware stores.
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Music: Adventures – A Himitsu (No Copyright Music)

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