João leão develops the first open source electric skateboard made out of recycled plastic

João leão develops the first open source electric skateboard made out of recycled plastic

[Mon,28th Jan 2020]

Designer joão leão constantly ran into plastic waste washing ashore on the beaches of porto; he was also constantly running late due to his endless commute on public transportation. So, he created a faster method of personal transportation using recycled thermoplastics as the main manufacturing material — the PET MINI electric skateboard

Design process for the recycled plastic e-skateboard began by first experimenting with the most common types of plastic waste available: ABS, PP and PET HDPE. After understanding the mechanical and aesthetic properties of each of these materials, the designer discovered that the most suitable type of plastic for his project was HDPE

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