Teen creates electric skateboard
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Raspberry Pi used to create electric skateboard

A teenager has built an electric skateboard using a computer that cost just a few pounds.

Matthew Timmons-Brown, 17, from Cambridge, designed it using a Raspberry Pi Zero.

The credit-card sized computer was initially given away with a magazine, and now sells for £4.

The modified skateboard, which can reach speeds of up to 18mph, is operated with a games console controller.

Matthew said he had no plans to sell his creation to the general public.

The sixth-form student's next ambition is to create a Mars Rover.

  • 15 Nov 2016