🎉We can now proudly present the winners of the TAPAS Community Challenge 2018! 🎉
Congratulations to Team "Wireless Charging" (idea 56). We are really excited for all finalists and a really big thank you to all participants for your interest in this challenge!

We got over 200 submissions! 65 ideas got one or more TAPAS boards, 10 submissions were presentation-ready.
And now we have 5 finalists! YEAH 😃 The finalist's idea numbers were 40, 56, 68, 212 and 213.
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Diy-Kit for E-longboard/skateboard


Electric skate longboards are normally really expensive.


The idea is to use the tapas board as an ESC controller for an affordable electric longboard/skateboard.

Beside using tapas as an ESC, the target is to create a description how to use tapas and other standard components (Battery, RC-Remote, control, 3D printed housing) for the board.

The target is to give te community the possibility to build up as quick and easy as possible such a board.

This solution includes: control board, power electronics and addition a 3D printable housing.

The housing is suitable for all system parts: battery, cruise control and power electronics.

This manual/software/hardware should be open source. Therefor it is available for the  DIY community.

So everybody can be easily and quickly build the own electric longboard. Electronics and software are covered by tapas. Here is a sample program to be stored on git/tapas community forum and free to download. For the wiring and selection of the other system components, there should be a guideline/list online.


To use the Tapas-board as the esc (electronic speed controller) the board has to fulfill some


-Save the battery: Do not allow deep discharge (Voltage limit/check)

-Do control:E.g. torque control the system minimum shock (ruck)

-Recuperation of breaking energy  in battery

- Use standard RC-Remote control for drive/speed/stop command

Advantage to use Tapas:
-control all system parts with only one pcb

-plug and play, fast installation

-start a community based on one esc (every electric board project has a different esc and controller. There is no way to improve or share code or optimizations in the community)

Tapas can be the game changer.


-dedicated hardware platform: (maybe the beginning of an open source project analog to the open pilot project-->nice software for quadcopters)


  • Jennifer Keil
  • Apr 2 2018
  • Apr 6, 2018

    Admin Response

    This idea will get a TAPAS dev kit.

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    April 05, 2018 09:28

    Nice idea! I like the point that you focus on the DIY community :-)

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    April 06, 2018 12:15

    Hey Jennifer,

    thanks for your answer!
    Congrats, you will get a board! Our team will contact you shortly.

    Nora @ TAPAS team

  • Simon Perrevoort commented
    May 16, 2018 10:46

    Have you already selected a Motor? I'm interested in the gear ration and tourge

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    June 04, 2018 13:30

    Hi Jennifer,

    how is it going? Do you need any help regarding the realization of your project?
    Here is just a friendly reminder that submission deadline for your presentation is on 24th of June. :-) We are really excited to see your progress! 
    Please post the progress within your idea board submission.

    PS: We want to do a community call with you! Please use our doodle to find a date which fits best for you. :-)

    Nora @ TAPAS Team

  • Jacqueline Hofmann commented
    June 20, 2018 12:32

    Hi Jennifer,

    Don't forget that the submission deadline for your presentation is on 24th of June! We are already curious to see the results of your project :-) Keep in mind that you still have time to work on the implementation of your idea after the submission!

    Please post your project visualization and all related documents within your idea board entry :-)


    Jacqueline @ TAPAS Team

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