Can You Power an Electric Skateboard Using the Sun?

29 okt 2019
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This week I attempt to create a grand tourer electric skateboard. At first I try car batteries with a Boosted Board to extend the range, but I discover I can charge the board with foldable solar panels that fit in my rucksack. Thus, the limitless range electric skateboard was born. To test this out, I attempt to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh in one day using only the power of the sun.
The Slick Revolution Foamies wheels:
These are similar to the solar panels I used:
The Charge controller:
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  • LMAO Mike I live in Scotland and when have you ever seen the sun!

    His animationsHis animationsPirms dienas
  • You may not have " Range Anxiety " now, however, do you have " Sun - Light Anxiety " now?

    Alex T.Alex T.Pirms 2 dienām
  • Wait the first time it got completely charged in 18 mins but the second time it took an hour to get 1/4 of full charge

    AkAkPirms 3 dienām
  • AC outlets!!! Ya FooKIN! Scottish, thr scockits yer selling Ya Soul to the Yanks Michael

  • I challenge u to make a solar suit which would continuously supply energy to to your skateboard Take my challenge and give me a shout-out in ur next video if possible Your subscriber and fan ❤

    Craft it!Craft it!Pirms 6 dienām
  • more efficient way: get a board with a removable battery and charge it wearing solar panels on the go.once the battery dies just swap them over.could gain you an extra 15miles in your journey. Edit: if both die, just charge them at the same time, once they get to 60% just ride and charge the other one on the go!

    TheSurrenderPenguinTheSurrenderPenguinPirms 17 dienām
  • You exchanged range anxiety for solar anxiety x)))

    Dmytro KovalovDmytro KovalovPirms 17 dienām
  • Mike: *EdingBRUH*

    Anthon NordAnthon NordPirms 20 dienām
  • How to practice self isolation

    Connor Da ManConnor Da ManPirms 20 dienām
  • Why not just get a license for a motor bike (A2)for a commute to places

    Kaderi StoriesKaderi StoriesPirms 24 dienām
  • fun fact solar panels doesn't need sun sometimes the heat above -1 is good

    BravoozBravoozPirms 27 dienām
  • Sitting on it would make it better

    michaelmichaelPirms 27 dienām
  • All he needs to do now is to find a way to charge while riding

    Alexander ShunyayevAlexander ShunyayevPirms 29 dienām
  • hahaha! I thought about doing that! haha! Way to go, Man! haha!

    gforce1gforce1Pirms 29 dienām
  • America: we have to take twelve hour flight to go across our nation. Scotland: skateboard is all you need

    Ryan CornwellRyan CornwellPirms 29 dienām
  • You cant power anything using the sun. Youre in Scotland

    A BA BPirms 29 dienām
  • Nobody tell him he could have made it with a pedal only velomobile in 2-3 hours.

    Dillon VandergriffDillon VandergriffPirms Mēneša
  • bro this sounds like an earth day project

    Ninja_fan6_TTV BTWNinja_fan6_TTV BTWPirms Mēneša
  • spent his entire day getting somewhere just for it to be closed

    Invalid DreamerInvalid DreamerPirms Mēneša
  • Wait, scotland doesn't use the metric system??

    Timo ScholtesTimo ScholtesPirms Mēneša
  • He should revisit and do solar powered Bike

    jormasshowjormasshowPirms Mēneša
  • pp. Y'know?

    chadus maximuschadus maximusPirms Mēneša
  • e

    chadus maximuschadus maximusPirms Mēneša
    • shut the fuck up

      chadus maximuschadus maximusPirms Mēneša
  • This reminds me of the martian

    Palm TreePalm TreePirms Mēneša
  • The only issues was the solar panels is you live in Scotland, I've lived in Scotland, there is no sun. You need a wind turbine! If this is real that is awesome! Didn't expect it to work lol, 80 minutes! That's insanely awesome!

    RociRociPirms Mēneša
  • 0:01 He forgot to say egirls

    Tyrone James ZosimaTyrone James ZosimaPirms Mēneša
  • Why doesn't he just wear the solar panels

    Tom WatkinsTom WatkinsPirms Mēneša
  • This is my by far favorite mike Boyd video the camera work is incredible and the whole idea is just so fun to be part of the journey

    Graham WillererGraham WillererPirms Mēneša
  • Dude, maybe you could use your feet

    Drone Video footageDrone Video footagePirms Mēneša
  • HI Mike Boyd learn the doomsday calendar/ how to tell the day of the week on any date! Love your content!

    EllaAdventuresEllaAdventuresPirms Mēneša
  • couldn’t he use his phone light to use solar power

    FLX _NetroFLX _NetroPirms Mēneša
    • Vishay Prakash of course i’m joking i wanted to see what people would say😂

      FLX _NetroFLX _NetroPirms Mēneša
    • XD Netro I cant tell if you are joking or not

      Vishay PrakashVishay PrakashPirms Mēneša
  • i get why this is cool and all, but the 1 hour charge time is awful, i'd hate to have to wait an hour before continuing

    ErindanuErindanuPirms Mēneša
  • Get a jump on 2020 No one can get a jump on 2020 😅

    Cskdjf HzksjciCskdjf HzksjciPirms Mēneša
  • or you could just use an ev car and charge it at home (if your home is powered by solar)

    FiredFusionFiredFusionPirms Mēneša
  • I mean...I feel like if there is a convenient wall outlet, it would make sense to use it?

    YeahYeahPirms Mēneša
  • "Get a jump on 2020 and start in late 2019" 2020: I am 4 paralel universes ahead of you

    Adam GądekAdam GądekPirms Mēneša

    VukelowskiVukelowskiPirms Mēneša
  • 15:12 no, it's fine. we will have enough time this year.

    ft. Gal Pardoft. Gal PardoPirms Mēneša
  • XD not afraid of running out of power ... forgets about night

    lolomawisoftlolomawisoftPirms Mēneša
  • Mike boyd: E things are in eCars eSkateboards eWheels Me an intellectual: eGirls

    SPKR En3rSPKR En3rPirms Mēneša
  • cool ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Daniel RibeiroDaniel RibeiroPirms Mēneša
  • His voice is awesome. 😁

    vanessa noakesvanessa noakesPirms Mēneša
  • *e-boys*

    xShockingxShockingPirms Mēneša
  • i want one but they are like £1000 each

    poopy head!poopy head!Pirms Mēneša
    • what is ?

      Tech OmgTech OmgPirms Mēneša
  • When I saw Broxburn on the sign

    GamingCookieClipsGamingCookieClipsPirms Mēneša
  • Out of all the things that are the worst thing they've done in their lives, that's reletivaly very positive

    Skylark MurphySkylark MurphyPirms Mēneša
  • you say 2020 like if it was good know its 2020 of dom

    kelvyn godinezkelvyn godinezPirms Mēneša
  • 1:40 if that battery exploded with shrapnel your lower body gonna hurt a lot

    zack daizack daiPirms Mēneša
  • Scotts are weird they say edinburg like endinbruh

    oliveroliverPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Where do you get panels like that?

    Rafael FernandezRafael FernandezPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • 12:11 nani ? The sun is still out even at 7:30 pm? Damn....

    Its_kinda RareIts_kinda RarePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • This was genuinely a very good video

    ZZ GamerzzZZ GamerzzPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Why don’t you just have a solar panel on your backpack so it charges as you go

    Jonathan GuzmanJonathan GuzmanPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Just curious, why dit it short when you plugged it in?

    Designer WebDesigner WebPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Use your feet.

    Kim NugasKim NugasPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Lol this mans don’t know what about to hit in 2020

    Austin JoyAustin JoyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Bro I live in Glasgow too 😄

    Darren JohnstonDarren JohnstonPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • You could keep one solar panel on your bag and plug it in to the battery so when you run out of charge you could plug the battery to the e bored

    Davlat AchilovDavlat AchilovPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Eboys egirls

    ohBohBPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • could you not put smaller batteries and use solar panels so that when you charge the last time, you have more range on the last charge.

    KelvinKelvinPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • was it really 7 years

    CaReFuL_VaLCaReFuL_VaLPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I want to know how much his second board was because I looked it up and for me the first board was £1300 ish

    Scooter CentralScooter CentralPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • 9:33 Until the sun goes down

    MorganTTOMorganTTOPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Can we just use street light 💡 power why only solar energy

    Manu JayaprakashManu JayaprakashPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • Dinjy yup

      Dominique BaggettDominique BaggettPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • the sun produces power and street lights use it

      DinjyDinjyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Wish you put where you stopped at each village. I live along there would have been great if you went through my village

    Andrew GibbonsAndrew GibbonsPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Buddy probably forgot that Uber existed

    Syed RizviSyed RizviPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Wait can you not tape the charger to the bottem an a solar panle to you back and have a constent charge

    Degan poppDegan poppPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • If you pump the board yourself for some time while the board pushes you you will fill the battery a little by little to save battery

    Tech CentergamesTech CentergamesPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Why not have some solar panels on your back attached to a battery and just ride and change when the battery already in the board out

    Tech CentergamesTech CentergamesPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I kinda wish he would’ve kept the car batteries i mean that’s really no range anxiety.

    Stefan SneckStefan SneckPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • 80 miles is across Scotland. That is the same distance from my house in crystal beach Tx to my dads house in Cleveland Tx

    Hihi257Hihi257Pirms 2 Mēnešiem

    Arnaud DebroeyerArnaud DebroeyerPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • “It’s closed” 🤣

    Jedi JackJedi JackPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • It’s 60 miles somewhere over there😂

    Elijah CzaplaElijah CzaplaPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • tip for mike: I'm not a skateboarder or anything but if your legs start killing you again try to crouch a little while you're riding the skateboard

    AlibeAlibePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • A regular skateboard?

    Brooke CollinsBrooke CollinsPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Why not ride it like a normal skateboard when it dies

    Angel AngelAngel AngelPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • If the longboard could move and charge at the same time he could attach the solar panels to his backpack/Rucksack

    Konner FraserKonner FraserPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • You should make a solar panel jacket so you can ride your board and charge at the same time.

    making chocolate milkmaking chocolate milkPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 100 percent human powered skateboard???

    Victoria the green cheek conureVictoria the green cheek conurePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Those batteries kore than me

    Victoria the green cheek conureVictoria the green cheek conurePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • How about building a solar jacket with the panels and charging the board while riding it.

    Fit B.Fit B.Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Next time I want you to learn how to take apart a metal detector

    Brandee LeeBrandee LeePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Wonderful !

    vincentim54vincentim54Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 7 years later, on the next sunny day in Scotland 🤣

    Lewis MackayLewis MackayPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Wonder if you could just strap the solar panel to your back and have it plugged in and continuously charge as you ride.

    DarthRevanDarthRevanPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 1:11 that was so satisfying

    AnjaliAnjaliPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Big Man, that was an excellent tour of Bonnie Scotland!,

    Ibrar SiddiqiIbrar SiddiqiPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • but what if you charge it while riding it?....

    HTD BarsiHTD BarsiPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Don’t forget E Thots.

    Victor NievesVictor NievesPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • No Range anxiety because of solar panels. Now you have cloud and night anxiety.

    kuyanatnatdkrx7kuyanatnatdkrx7Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • If only he new how f up 2020 would be 😂

    Reuben SmithReuben SmithPirms 3 Mēnešiem
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  • He should try e bikes Like if you agree 👇

    Rógvi ReynstindRógvi ReynstindPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • everything on earth is powered by the sun, you meant to put "directly"

    Stindu WardoStindu WardoPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • The thing that bothered me was the fact he just used the board to go super super slow but like. Why didn't he just turn it off and push it til the sun went away

    Nico.AnonymousNico.AnonymousPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • The GTR also has 50 km off range

    Vincent JuranitschVincent JuranitschPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • When you double pres the on/off button you open settings and change the battery monitor to protect

    Vincent JuranitschVincent JuranitschPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Why did you buy the GTX with clout wheels and not GTR with street wheels ???

    Vincent JuranitschVincent JuranitschPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • This guy probably learned whistling without even knowing what it is

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