What happens when you combine a dinky little electric scooter with a queen-sized outrunner brushless motor?
Constructed during the summer of 2007 before I entered MIT as an undergraduate, this was my first electric vehicle project and would later spawn many more.
Build report posts are here. As of 2010, half of them are missing and the rest have broken image links due to the fact that I moved servers twice between now and then.
|Vehicle||Sharper Image Electric X2 scooter|
|Drivetrain||5mm HTD belt drive, 3.75:1 drive ratio
125mm polyurethane wheels
|Mechanical||Aluminum frame (alloy unknown)
Steel forks and folding joint
|Motor||80mm diameter outrunner brushless DC motor
2000W tested power
|Controller||100 amp HV Brushless ESC, 5K potentiometer-to-RC interface|
|Battery||33.6 volt, 3AH NiMH high-current pack|
|Curb Weight||23 pounds|