February 23, 2024 12:42 am
Incorporating Modern Technology into Sled Design

In Norway, street sledding has been a popular pastime for years. However, as time goes by, the popularity of this activity is slowly decreasing. Justin, also known as Garage Avenger, noticed this trend and was determined to find a way to revitalize the activity for the modern era. His idea was to equip an old sled with powerful electric turbines that could quickly push the sled and its passengers around the ice.

Justin first had to refurbish the antique sled, removing rust from the runners and reconditioning the wood. With a sturdy base ready to go, he set about printing 3D cowlings for the turbines and adding a thumb throttle on upgraded handlebars. He also installed a big battery with an Arduino to power everything together.

Once everything was assembled and ready to go, Justin’s powerful electric sled easily got its passengers up to speeds of 20-30 kph depending on their weight and size. It was a huge hit at skating ponds everywhere, with people praising its speed and stability.

If you’re looking for ways to spruce up old sleds, there are plenty of options out there like this one which adds a suspension for rocketing down unplowed roads. Whatever you choose, you’ll be sure to have fun while doing it!

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