This time around he’s 3D printed a full size skateboard.
Nghonyama and Geekulcha are currently running an initiative called SkateHacks that use skateboards to teach kids about making.
At a recent maker meet-up, Nghonyama spoke about SkateHacks and, of course, the idea of a 3D printed skateboard was already on everyone’s minds.
Fouche was the first to do so, however, creating a finished version the very next day.
What you see here is a 1:1 copy of the a regular skateboard, made of solid plastic.
“This was just a direct copy of my sons old plywood skateboard so it is heavier, and less springy than the plywood one,” Said Fouche, “But, what it needs now is development of [a] version two and three. With the possibilities that 3D printing can add.”
Version two and three could be coming soon thanks to a lighter model using a lattice structure in place of the solid plastic. That, as well as a promised test run by another local maker, is coming soon, and we’ll have a story on it as soon as it does.