Skelecs V2 Part 2: The build

While it may be term time at university, I’ve been home this weekend for my Grans surprise 80th birthday party (which went really well!). The party was only on the Saturday afternoon so I knew I’d have enough time to get some building done on my new pair of skates, not forgetting my girlfriend left […]

Skelecs V2 Part 1: It begins, round 2!

Well I’m two weeks into my first term of third year! While I probably should be doing project work, I’ve had minimal reply from my supervisor, not forgetting being shifted between three different people, I guess project stuff can wait… In the meanwhile, I’ve been coming up with a multitude of designs for the next […]

Skelecs: Part 6 – The final frontier

I’ve done it! As if by magic, I’ve managed to complete my skelecs (to the lowest point of completion) and have a go on them before leaving home for university. This post is currently being written from my new house in Nottingham! Obviously, I’m just going to get straight to the point: Sorry about the […]

Skelecs: Part 5 – Getting there

To my surprise (as ever… I seem to surprise myself a lot with my timing), I’m coming to the end of making my Skelecs, within my time schedule of getting back to university (Tuesday). I’ve finished all the drilling and my mums partner has my steel and my plans for where to drill the DD […]

Skelecs: Part 4 – A steal of steel!

Aren’t I punny? No! After the other days disaster of finding out my main section of steel was too large to encompass the hub motor shaft, I set out looking for some suitable steel. I originally decided on using 20x10mm box section but after a bit of research, it turns out that I could only really find it […]

Skelecs: Part 3 – The build and the failure

I initially started the build a couple of days ago but after realising my inability to drill straight, I decided to invest in a drill press attachment for my hand drill. While its cheap and a touch flimsy, it’s worked up to now and has really helped with alignment of my holes, especially through parallel […]

Skelecs: Part 2 – The Layout

Work is over, I’ve had my summer holiday – holiday and I’m now home! Having unpacked literally a shed load of packages… Bulk buying…? …I eventually opened each and everyone (this is literally my equivalent of Christmas!), obviously most excited at the prospect of the hub motors, controllers and steel. As I’d posted my “plans” […]