This controller has a great reputation among builders, and for good reasons: it’s reliable, cheap and the batteries last forever. On the other hand, it uses dry cells and it’s mainly a trigger style remote.
There is nothing wrong with triggers and dry cells, just not all of us like it.
This one is more compact and has a “thumb” throttle which feels better in my hand.
It is also surprisingly convenient (on not too long rides, with longer use the hand becomes strained). On the other hand it comes sealed with it’s own ESC, which has limited options.
So, here is an idea - what if we could use the mini, but with a thumb control, and maybe make it more convenient and compact?
With all the 3D printers around us, this might be not too complicated task.
So, these are the things I’m trying to achieve with this:
- Use mini internals, minor (or none) modification.
- Thumb control.
- As compact as possible (and still convenient to hold)
- Powered by small LiPo battery, rechargeable.
- 3D printable.
- Can be repackaged at home with basic DIY skills.
What features are you looking in a remote?
Trying to shuffle this project with the rest of the life turned out to be a “slightly” longer journey than anticipated.
And now it’s getting close to completion, pictures can tell the story:
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Only few issues left to resolve: The 1s charging board needs better place Bearing fit The thumb thingy might change a little . #dosimplecarbon #3dprint #3dprinting #3dprinted #functional3dprinting #repackaging #miniremote #mini #esk8 #esk8builder #esk8diy #electriclongboard #electricskateboards #fusion360 #design
There are several minor issues left to resolve and then the feedback from you will tell the way it's going.
Please let me know your opinion on this in the comments or in the mail.
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