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.