While we may not have the hoverboards we were promised, electric longboards – particularly Boosted Boards – have come in at a close second. Also, unlike the hoverboard, you can actually buy an electric longboard today – assuming you can justify the $1,000+ price tag.

Or, if you happen to have an electric drill and a spare longboard laying around, you can also make your own electric skateboard for getting from A to B in 2016 style.

Using a right angle drill attachment paired with a flexible drill bit extender and the body from a repurposed brass wire wheel brush mounted to his front wheel, Igor from Inspire To Make has created what just might be the best DIY hack for the summer – assuming you don’t mind skateboarding with an electric drill in your hand and a couple of spare batteries in your back pocket:

Get the full tool list – which equates to less than $500 including a DeWalt drill – over at Inspire to Make.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.