Electric sledding is gaining popularity in Norway as a modern alternative to traditional street sledding. Justin, also known as Garage Avenger, has taken it upon himself to revitalize the activity with his innovative idea of equipping a sled with powerful electric turbines. The result is a child-sized sled that can quickly push passengers around the ice with its 80,000 rpm electric motors.
Justin first refurbished an old antique sled by removing rust from the runners and reconditioning the wood. He then added 3D printed cowlings for the turbines, a thumb throttle on the upgraded handlebars, and a big battery with an Arduino to power the turbines. The result is a sturdy base ready to go for electric sledding.
Once assembled and ready to ride, the powerful sled easily gets its passengers up to speeds of 20-30 kph depending on passenger weight and size. There’s also an emergency brake built on an old ice skate for quick stops. The electric sled was well received by everyone at the skating pond and sparked interest in other ways to spruce up old sleds, like adding suspension for rocketing down unplowed roads.