Look at This MIT Grad's Diminutive DIY Off-Road Motorized Skateboard

Charles Guan, recent MIT grad, is certainly a certifiable tinkerer. Where I see a skateboard and a snowblower engine he sees a portable off-road skateboard. Completely DIY, it got noticed at the World Maker Faire New York on Saturday.


Guan's impressive DIY project can reach speeds of 15-20 mph. To me that suggests a helmet, but maybe that's Guan's second project. Who am I to tell a genius what to do with the invaluable brains inside his head? [MAKE]

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I honestly thought the inventor was an little old Asian lady.