Purdue students hope to ride innovation to success
WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — Two Purdue University students are working to rev up interest in a custom-made electric skateboard motor.
Engineering students Joe Carabetta and Evan Merz created a modular attachment that can transform skateboards into electric boards that can hit speeds of 25 mph. They’ve named the product and their company Kickr.
The Journal & Courier reports users step on a custom throttle pad, which sends a signal to the motor that spins the wheel.
A patent is pending. The pair are now hoping to market the device and sell it for about $400 each.
They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to start production.