Although it was some time ago, Chris—our co-founder—had the opportunity to work with Fox News and the founders of Z-Boards electric skateboards to film a news story on their company. As part of that story, action shots were needed of the skateboards and they needed to be made quickly.
Utilizing Solidworks 2011 and a Makerbot Replicator 2 from the TechShop in SF, both the design and print were completed within a couple of hours. The design leverages two mechanical clamping springs to pinch the skateboard deck and a through hole to w/a countersink / counterbore hole to accommodate the ¼-20 screw head. The story was covered by Michelle Macaluso from Fox News and we were happy we could assist in some quality news-worthy film. For details on the solid model and photos, check out Chris’s blog.
Also, you can download the Skateboard Clamp from Thingiverse.com
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