Custom Light Riser

I felt the need for a longboard light after I was skating in Florida in my Grandparent’housing complex. The prospect of sharing a road with nearsighted drivers without some way to illuminate myself was scary. There are already pre-made lights for skateboards, but they’re all so cumbersome with bulky battery packs. I figured I could keep it all self-contained, right underneath the truck.

For inspiration, I based my CAD off a Khiro riser.

The prototype was modeled and toolpathed in Mastercam X9, I then posted .gcode required to make this part on my school’s CNC router.

Next, I tested how well it should light up

Here it is fully wired!

Finished up and mounted on a longboard skateboard!