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
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
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
Cutting the sides & back of the electric unicycle parking stand
Side of the electric unicycle parking stand & back
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
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
After cutting both sides of the acrylic, snap the acrylic off easily
Trying out for size
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
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
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
Use a pencil to mark the holes for drilling
Marked holes ready to be drilled
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
put square nut into the holes
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 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
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!
Final touch up with padding & transparent table plastic cover to prevent scratches. COMPLETE! DIY Electric unicycle parking Stand v5.0