For anybody much like me who’s not necessarily into sports, it may be really simple to confuse a skateboard along with a cool longboard…or to visualize they’re exactly the same. A longboard is a kind of a lengthy surfboard, lengthier and fewer agile when compared with skateboards, whereas a skateboard is commonly much smaller sized and harder. Manufacturers Kousheek Chakraborty and Satya Schiavina of Technovation are very thinking about longboards and wanted to produce a custom longboard that belongs to them for a long time. Plus they had their heart stuck on the card board one!
However, cool longboards made from card board are usually quite fragile, breaking immediately or need to be coated with fiberglass, which well defeats the whole reason for a ‘cardboard longboard’. But, they’ve finally managed to produce a sturdy card board deck, and also the intricate patterning onto it has us swooning! The artsy crisscross pattern, combined with transparent acrylic panels and mint eco-friendly and black wheels, all combined efforts to create a cutting-edge searching longboard. The rather raw and simplistic aesthetic from it sets it in addition to the stereotypical plastic/metal longboards we end up finding!
Their ‘cardboard longboard’ has been around since by hero-ing one fourth iso-grid structure. What’s one fourth iso-grid structure? Well, it’s a partly hollowed-out structure produced if you take two opposite facing equilateral triangles and taking advantage of them to create a star-like shape. Any material or product produced by using this structure is very lightweight, because of the partial hollowness produced through the intertwined ribs. Used regularly within the aerospace industry, they integrated this to their cool longboard! The grid structure then experiences CAD, and lastly an electronic fabrication process.
They produced a 3D longboard deck on Fusion 360, making certain it had been perfectly symmetrical.
The card board was created with various ribs that integrate each other and have the ability to go over the entire entire longboard deck. They named them ‘Stringers’. Additionally they produced two other teams of ribs, Ribs A and Ribs B. Ribs A and Ribs B were utilised to create 60-degree angles to create the equilateral triangles from the iso-grid pattern.
The various parts were laser-cut onto card board and plywood. The 3 kinds of ribs will be intertwined to produce a parallelogram.
When the parallelogram continues to be created, the longboard trucks and wheels are put into the dwelling, together with two acrylic panels to safeguard it, finishing the whole deck.
They can simulated a lot test to make sure that the cool longboard could contain the weight of the person with average skills (65kgs), so nobody will probably be tripping or sliding!
Technovation has managed to produce a DIY and as well as recyclable longboard, that most likely anybody with the proper equipment can attempt, not me, but other gifted individuals without a doubt!