Gnarboards Completed and Shipped!
It's been a fun journey.
Shipping these things was no easy task. I ordered the boxes and packing tape from Uline, then took a trip down to... Read more
Gnarboard # 01 and Charging Systems Completed!
Skateboard assembly has begun, and as you may have already heard via our Facebook page, the first Gnarboard is completed!
VIDEO here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i04ed1QWISc
The first Gnarboard is a Commuter model with... Read more
Battery Boxes Completed - Assembly and Testing Begins.
The battery boxes are now completed and assembly of skateboards can begin!
I'm going to be testing each battery box on my own Gnarboard to confirm everything is in working... Read more
Battery Box Assembly - Part 1
Assembly has begun!
and it starts with the Battery Boxes.
The wiring harnesses are 100% complete and 100% functional! I put together a single harness and tested it on my... Read more
Lots of Wiring Harness Progress
The last few weeks have been very productive.
Lots of overtime hours have been put into these wiring harness to get them where they are today. These harnesses may not... Read more
All-Terrain Tires, Wiring Harnesses, and T-Shirts
In a previous update I had mentioned having issues with the last batch of all-terrain tires. I was able to return that batch and acquire a much better set. This... Read more
Printed Circuit Boards - P.C.B.s
Battery testing is taking longer than expected, but I still managed to get some work done on the Printed Circuit Board (P.C.B.).
I had previously designed the Gnarboard P.C.B. using... Read more
Chargers, P.S.U.s, Battery Testing, Tires, and a potential setback.
I've been working late hours trying to keep everything on-track.
Here are some photos:
The Chargers, Power-Supply-Units (to power the chargers), and the Batteries are all being tested.... Read more
Hand Controllers and Cables.
The hand controllers and cables are finished, and can now be put on the parts-shelf.
Love the tiny 12W "pencil" iron.
LOTS of very precise (and time-consuming) soldering... Read more
Got your money and bolted.
Amazon completed the transactions and now we have the money to start making large purchases.
In the mean time I had ordered all of the stainless steel bolts, nuts, and... Read more
Powder Coating and Drilling/Tapping Decks
Just got the parts back from the powder-coater. I had them apply a satin-black with a slight wrinkle-finish to the visible parts, and a plain black to the sprockets. The parts look... Read more
Thanks everyone for all of the support.
The campaign ended last night with:
39 backers and 18,840 dollars raised!
If your credit card has not yet been charged, don't worry.... Read more
We had someone back-out of a pre-order.
Now we need at least one more pre-order to make this campaign successful and we only have 3 days to do that!
Now is the... Read more
We hit our goal!
Thanks to all of you backers, we have met our goal with 10 days still remaining!
(maybe 9 days if you aren't checking this at 11:45 PM like I am)
At... Read more