Land Minnow Skate Board

by John21, published

Land Minnow Skate Board by John21 May 7, 2017

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I wanted to try to 3D print a small skateboard that was usable and strong. This is what I came up with, it is just slightly bigger then a penny board, at 23" (58.5cm) in length. A $15 plastic skateboard was used as a donor for the wheels and trucks. Has angled aluminum running through the inside as supports, as well as 6 pins that hold the joint together. I'm about 170lbs (77kg) and it has supported my weight fine so far. The axles are 17'' apart, which means for its small size it is very easy to ride.

Angled Aluminum needed: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-2-in-x-96-in-Aluminum-Angle-Bar-with-1-20-in-Thick-802677/204273980
Cheap Skateboard for wheels/trucks: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Durable-22-Cruiser-Style-Skateboard-Complete-Light-Wheel-Penny-Board-MY8L-/331869850834?var=&hash=item4d44fc0cd2:m:m93LALOMwPIXnUtV_j3jt4A

Short Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jf8FJjm6R4

*Will add STLs for smaller printers soon...
Update: added STL for printing as a single piece flat on a build plate.

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Recommend using a generous brim!
Recommend printing in ABS with an enclosure if possible! PETG may also work
55% infill indicated about 1 kg of filament while slicing, but there was about 20% of the roll left so you should be able to increase the fill amount slightly.


Recommend using acetone welding to connect the two pieces and the pins (epoxy if printed in different materials).
*Note the tighter the pins are the stronger the connection will be, so start by printing the single pin at scale and see if the size should be adjusted +/- 1 or 2 percent for tight tolerance.

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how did you force the pieces together? Mine is a bit of a tight fit, Im having trouble getting it together.

Is the Al pieces tight? If so I would try smoothing out the edges so it slide together smoother, if it’s the printed pins you could scale them down slightly. Also, the first few layers on my prints would warp a little and some sanding on the connection surface helped.

how doi download as an stl

waiting for smaller printbed STL (mine is 20x20x18) awesome work keep it up!

Nice. Have you tried other materials like PETG? Also, are those the gullwing sidewinder 2 trucks?

I choose ABS because I wanted it to be durable, and I am also a big fan of being able to weld the parts with acetone. PETG and epoxy would most likely work just as well though, and it would be less prone to warping which would be a big help for most printers. The trucks are just off of a fake pennyboard that I got for $15 on eBay.

Oh I'm blind, I thought it was a two-tier set of trucks.

Good job otherwise!