#9) How to Build an Electric Scooter with a Drill (And a Scooter)

Posted on Posted in Blog, Building Useless Stuff, Season 1

Time: 2-3 Hours

Cost: $50-$200

Efficiency: 5%

Practicality: 1 Practical Points out of 5

Awesomeness: Super Fucken Awesome

 Want a lot of attention wherever you go?

Great! Cause this thing is loud, flashy, inefficient, bulky and oh so easy to love. Smiles of wonder and amusement follow it everywhere, and it will never let you down…unless of course you try and use it for something practical. Then it probably will.

Like Fat Amy, but in Scooter Form

So you don’t like attention?

Cool, find someone who does and build this thang for that person. I promise (if it isn’t the best), it will be the most interesting Christmas present they get this year. Just make sure to include extra zipties and rusty putty knives in the wrapping paper just in case.


1. A Scooter


After removing the small child from his scooter, don’t forget to take the helmet as well. Safety is important.

2. A drill


Instead of taking your stolen drill to the local pawnshop, build something cool out of it. Being a productive member of society is important.

3. Rope

Thick strong rope

Instead of using this to satisfy your kinks, build a throttle out of it. Throttles are important.

4. Tape, A Rusty Putty Knife, and Motha Fuckin Zipties


Please restrict yourself from using these items for the obviously sinister associations they are given in this current context, and make a support system out of them. Support systems are important.




How to Build this Beautiful Machine

Instead of spending the next 30 minutes writing out the instructions for this bad boy, here is a link to the page that I got the idea to build it from.

ps:(Depending on the drill, you most likely won’t need a supporting platform as shown in the instructions. And I couldn’t figure out the bike brake trigger lol. So if you do, let me know how you did in the comments below)

As well, here is a video chalk full of Hot Girls, Lumberjacks, Popular Asian Men and an Electric Scooter. Enjoy.


What did I learn from this skill?

I learned a lot. For one, I learned that zipties can solve pretty much any problem in life. Can’t secure a drill to a scooter? Motha Fuckin Zipties. Want to own a spork, but don’t have the cash? Motha Fuckin Zipties. Have a lame boss? Motha Fuckin Zipties.

But in all seriousness, I learned that patience and persistence when building something is key to any level of measurable success.

This does not just apply to building projects, this applies to all aspects of life. It is very rare that the vision for what you are building comes out exactly as originally imagined, which at times can be unbelievably frustrating. Like many of you, I personally experience this on a daily basis, and would probably imploded from disappointment if I didn’t have some sort of coping mechanisms.  Ya I wanted that handle bar throttle to work on the scooter. Ya I wanted to have this project done in a few hours. But that wasn’t the case, and it was still fucking awesome.

Here are a few “coping mechanisms” I like to use in these sorts of situations.

1. Humor:

Don’t take things too seriously. Life doesn’t give a shit, so learn to laugh at life instead of getting angry at it.

2. Expectation Setting:

Happiness=Reality Minus Expectations.

3. Gratitude:

If you are reading this, chances are you are in (relative to the majority of the world) a pretty fantastic situation right now. We are surrounded by opportunity, and the fact that we can even be freely communicating on a platform such as this is phenomenal. There are much worse problems we could be having than spending an extra few hours building an electric scooter, burning your toast in the morning or missing a plane to Boulder Colorado (Dammit lol).

Hope this helps, thanks for reading, and we’ll talk next week 🙂

 Big thanks to Leon Milner, Shivien, Braxton Bonnevile, Ola Cislik, Karly Renman, Michael Brideau, Mystery Man and Jack for being part of the video.



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