The PopSci All Terrain Skateboard

Walking is overrated. Here’s how to build the ultimate lazy man’s all-terrain vehicle

Welcome a Board

Heavy-duty axles, knobby tires, and foot bindings make the skateboard perfect for off-roading.John Howell

Drive System

A chain turns the rear axle.John Howell

Batteries

Everything is wired up inside a box.John Howell

Grips

Speed and brakes are controlled by hand.John Howell

Brake

A disc squeezes an aluminum plate.John Howell