Electric skateboards aren’t new but for Charlotte Geary, it was the chance to make something great at the age of 13.
The Electrodeck is a regular skateboard fitted with a 400W hub motor and a battery, operated by Bluetooth remote control. The rider uses it to select speed and control the direction, similarly to what is being done in electric surfboards. The biggest pro of a motorized surfboard, according to Charlotte, is that, by not having to think or worry about having to touch the ground, riders would be able to focus more on doing tricks and having fun.
Her design for the Electrodeck was entered in the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Sports of the Future competition where the winner got a prototype made.
Fingers crossed it becomes a proper product as electric skateboards are super cool.