Bolt is the smart skateboard you’ve always wanted

Atmel | Bits & Pieces

Bolt may be the smallest and lightest electric vehicle ever.

Over the past couple of years, a growing number of electric and scooters have made their way into the morning commute. And while hoverboards may still be a few years out, smart skateboards may be the next best thing for those short, everyday trips to class, work, the library or even local coffee shop.


The idea for Bolt was first conceived by robotic engineering student Lorenzo Cella after countless days of taking the train and walking to and from school. The Maker had explored possible alternatives that would require less effort, provide more efficiency, and ultimately be compact enough for easy storage.

“From home I have to walk to the station, take the train and once there I have to walk to class. I have to do the reverse path back home every noon. I’ve counted that I spend 1 hour and 30 minutes walking everyday, 7km (4.5 miles)…

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