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Decknest Electric Skateboard Dock

A powered charging dock for your electric skateboard, remote and lights. Also works with standard longboards.

Decknest Electric Skateboard Dock

A powered charging dock for your electric skateboard, remote and lights. Also works with standard longboards.

$1,516
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
37
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 13 2018 7:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is the Decknest?

The Decknest is a powered wall mount and dock for electric skateboards. It holds your board charging cable, charges your remote and lights, and even has hooks on the side to hold your helmet. It also works with standard longboards.

An included USB extension cable connects to the dock and provides a USB port so you can plug in your remote or lights. The dock also has a clip that holds the charging cable for your board so it is always ready. 

The dock will be constructed of high strength glass composite plastic. It is strong enough for the larger sized boards. We don't recommend hanging backpacks or bags on the hooks. 

Shown above with a painted cable channel on the wall to hide the USB extension cable and the power cable for the board. You can also leave the cords bare on the wall if you wish.

As an daily commuter on my electric skateboard I was looking for a dock that can hold all my gear. I wanted one place to where I can rest my board and charge my remote and lights. I could not find a well designed dock that satisfied all my basic needs. As a trained product designer I was able to design one myself. Many months were spent working out the details and refining the design. I finally came up with a dock solution that will satisfy any Esk8 enthusiast. The Decknest looks great and keeps all of your stuff in one place so it's ready for you the next day.

The Decknest includes the dock and USB extension charging cable. Everything inside the green lines.
The Decknest includes the dock and USB extension charging cable. Everything inside the green lines.

 An integrated USB Type A port makes it convenient to charge your remote and lights.  You provide your own short cable from the port to your remote.

Shown above charging Shred Lights.
Shown above charging Shred Lights.

 Two foam pads on the arms provide protection for your trucks from scratching and scuffing when the board is resting on the dock. 

Works with all kinds of remotes.
Works with all kinds of remotes.

What is included with the reward?

Each Decknest comes with the wall dock with integrated USB port and the USB extension cable. The USB extension cable plugs into your own USB charger at your power source. You will need your own USB cord between the USB port on the dock and your remote or lights.

What boards are compatible with the Decknest?

The Decknest works with nearly all boards. Two horizontal arms with rubber pads hold the arms of the truck.  It even works with standard longboards.

The distance between the arms on the rack are 50mm wide. The clearance should be enough to clear the kingpin and baseplate on any standard or reverse kingpin truck configuration. 

The rack can hold boards with wheels up to 7" in diameter like the Evolve all terrain wheels. 

 How does it work?

The dock is screwed to a stud or other strong structure via the center mounted screw holes. The charging cable for your board is inserted into a clip and then snaps into the dock. You charging cable is then ready for you when you hang the board up.

 Vertical center mounted holes make the dock easy to screw to a vertical stud in the wall. This feature makes installation quick and easy.

Two center mounted holes make it easy to screw to a vertical stud. The screws are then covered by the center clip.
Two center mounted holes make it easy to screw to a vertical stud. The screws are then covered by the center clip.

 After the dock is mounted on the wall you can either leave the cords exposed or cover them with a cable channel as shown below. The charging cable for your board is easy to grab and connect to your board when it needs to charge.

Shown above with a painted cable channel to hide the USB cable extension and board charging cable.
Shown above with a painted cable channel to hide the USB cable extension and board charging cable.
The charging cable for your board is inserted into a clip and then snaps into the dock. You cable is then ready for you when hang the board up.
The charging cable for your board is inserted into a clip and then snaps into the dock. You cable is then ready for you when hang the board up.

 You can even just use the dock for a place to charge your phone or leave your keys. Think of it as your home base for all your pocket stuff. 

Project Timeline

If successful, we would release parts to our manufacturer in China as soon as possible. After that there is a two months waiting period before we get parts back. There then is some testing that needs to take place before the first parts are ordered. If all goes well the parts are then shipped from China and then fulfilled from our facility in Philadelphia in the United States.

Why I need your pledge?

The prototypes in the photos are 3D printed.  I need enough backers to help me raise enough money to pay for the injection molds for the plastic parts. The money will also pay for the minimum orders for the other parts required to keep costs low. I have have already completed three successful Kickstarter campaigns and understand the risks involved with such a project. I use independent contractors and family members to help assembly and fulfillment. 

Who am I?

My name is Tom Murray. A Product Designer with 13 years experience and 3 successful crowdfunding campaigns completed and shipped. Throughout my career I have worked for Fortune 500 companies and small startups bring their products to life through the product development process. A few years ago I started designing my own products and realized the joy of owning my own business. Together, with my wife, we ship tens of thousands of products a year from our design and fulfillment facility in Philadelphia.  

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is keeping on schedule. I have experience designing products similar to this type of product so we understand the challenges. But suppliers can sometimes make mistakes and cause delays. We are trying to build that into our schedule.

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