If you’re new to electric
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One other really important part to an esk8 build is the Speed Controller, which acts as the brain of your skateboard combining the actions of the batteries, motor, and throttle.
The most-used type of speed controller is one called a VESC which stands for Vedder Electronic Speed Controller. It’s just a fancy speed controller which allows for advanced features like reverse, regenerative braking, acceleration and deceleration curves, power limits, and motor drive control methods.
This is how the motor powers the wheel.
One pulley is attached to the motor and another is attached to the wheel. A timing belt joins the two, transferring power from the motor to the wheel.