DIY Electric unicycle parking stand version 5.0

My previous versions of DIY Electric unicycle stand all have one fundamental problem of no able have full contact of the casing hence not able to maintain full hold of the DIY stand.

Previous version using industrial strength velcro also doesn't hold well with curved surfaces of the casing

Previous version using industrial strength velcro also doesn’t hold well with curved surfaces of the casing

This curved surface of the casing posed a fundamental problem of choosing a method to stick the DIY stand onto the electric unicycle.

Wood surface cannot maintain full contact with curved casing

Wood surface cannot maintain full contact with curved casing

Now, I have to come up with a better method to stick a flat surface wood to the casing with higher contact surfaces to make it last longer then the previous version.

Ok, the plan now is to cut the wood to the length of 10 centimetres to just the correct length to put at the casing.

Measuring & marking 10 cm

Measuring & marking 10 cm

Cutting the sides & back of the electric unicycle parking stand

Cutting the sides & back of the electric unicycle parking stand

Side of the electric unicycle parking stand & back

Side of the electric unicycle parking stand & back

file the side of the wood to smoothen it so it won't cut anyone

file the side of the wood to smoothen it so it won’t cut anyone

Knowing double sided tape won't last on the wood, acrylic sheet will be the medium between the electric unicycle casing & wood

Knowing double sided tape won’t last on the wood, acrylic sheet will be the medium between the electric unicycle casing & wood

Mark the acrylic using the excess wood bought from art friend

Mark the acrylic using the excess wood bought from art friend

Using an acrylic cutter, cut the size of the 3mm acrylic several times so can snap it off easily

Using an acrylic cutter, cut the size of the 3mm acrylic several times so can snap it off easily

After cutting both sides of the acrylic, snap the acrylic off easily

After cutting both sides of the acrylic, snap the acrylic off easily

Trying out for size

Trying out for size

Using Scotch Super Heavy Duty double sided foam tape to stick the acrylic to casing of electric unicycle

Using Scotch Super Heavy Duty double sided foam tape to stick the acrylic to casing of electric unicycle

Peel off the protective paper of the acrylic to reveal the acrylic so can apply double sided foam tape

Peel off the protective paper of the acrylic to reveal the acrylic so can apply double sided foam tape

In order to have better contact with the curved surface of the casing, I applied multiple layers of the foam tape

In order to have better contact with the curved surface of the casing, I applied multiple layers of the foam tape

Testing if the casing have full contact with the tape, if not apply more layers

Testing if the casing have full contact with the tape, if not apply more layers

The same goes to the back wood panel which need to have full contact with the casing of the electric unicycle casing

The same goes to the back wood panel which need to have full contact with the casing of the electric unicycle casing

Peel off only one double sided foam, carefully test the stand on all sides and mark the area using a pencil for reference

Peel off only one double sided foam, carefully test the stand on all sides and mark the area using a pencil for reference

Use a pencil to mark the holes for drilling

Use a pencil to mark the holes for drilling

Marked holes ready to be drilled

Marked holes ready to be drilled

Drilled

Drilled

Use a screw and nut and then mark out the square area on the wood for chiseling

Use a screw and nut and then mark out the square area on the wood for chiseling

Chisel out a small indentation for the square nut

Chisel out a small indentation for the square nut

put square nut into the holes

put square nut into the holes

Screw on the small Stainless Steel Bracket with another nut as the screw is a bit too long

Screw on the small Stainless Steel Bracket with another nut as the screw is a bit too long

Apply wood glue to stick the acrylic to the wood

Apply wood glue to stick the acrylic to the wood

Apply some wood glue, oops! I applied too much!

Apply some wood glue, oops! I applied too much!

Warning: DO NOT SCREW EVERYTHING yet as you need stick it on one side before drilling the hole on the back wood penal

Warning: DO NOT SCREW EVERYTHING yet as you need stick it on one side before drilling the hole on the back wood penal

Here is a little bit tricky, you need to test everything with only ONE double sided foam tape peeled off. Then you have to use a pencil to mark the holes needed to drill on the back wood penal.

After drilling the holes on both sides on the back penal, screw one side of the side wood panel onto the back penal. Peal every double sided foam tape off and stick the one side & one back wood penal onto the electric unicycle.

Then peel off the double sided foam tape of the other side wood penal and slowly stick to the side casing aligning the holes of the stainless steel brackets with the holes drilled on the back wood penal.

Testing the stability of the DIY electric unicycle parking stand v5.0, seemed pretty stable!

Testing the stability of the DIY electric unicycle parking stand v5.0, seemed pretty stable!

Final touch up with padding & transparent table plastic cover to prevent scratches. COMPLETE! DIY Electric unicycle parking Stand v5.0

Final touch up with padding & transparent table plastic cover to prevent scratches. COMPLETE! DIY Electric unicycle parking Stand v5.0