This Wiimote-Controlled Raspberry Pi Electric Skateboard Can Hit 30km/h

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

A Cambridge kid who I’m absolutely not even slightly in awe of has created his own Raspberry Pi-powered electric skateboard, which has a range of over 10km and is capable of hitting speeds of 30km/h -- that’s around 19mph.

Matt, better known through his YouTube channel as The Raspberry Pi Guy, started out with a £4 Raspberry Pi Zero, which he hooked up to a board from Sickboards, a Wiimote that controls speed and acceleration, a battery and a motor from Alien Power System. You can find the code for the project, which was inspired by Casey Neistat and Tim Maier, here.

For now though, just sit back and allow jealousy to overwhelm you: