If you would rather build your very own electric longboard rather than purchase one of the numerous different styles and variations currently available for over and above $500.
You may be interested in a new open source electric longboard design which uses 3D printer parts and can be constructed for under $400. Depending on your skill levels the project can take anywhere from four hours to one we tend to construct and is capable of providing users with a theoretical top speed of 35 km an hour and the theoretical range of up to 25 km.
This is the most simple open source DIY electric longboard project. Easy to build and fun to ride! My current setup (A) is composed by 2x 3s 8000mAh Batteries, a 280KV motor, a 120A ESC. These batteries have a huge capacity and are pretty small but they come with a custom connector that you will need to remove.
I chose to use XT60 connectors for this project for the ESC, the serial cable and the batteries as I already had some of these connectors at home. A set of 8000mAh batteries require a charger with higher specifications (with min charge capacity of 8A) and if you want to make the most with it, a powerful power supply. This build will cost approximatively 380 USD.
For full instructions on how to build your very own jump over to the Maker Tuts website via the link below.