A new era for street sledding is here, as Norwegian entrepreneur Justin, also known as Garage Avenger, has taken it upon himself to revitalize the popular pastime. His innovative idea involves equipping a sled with powerful electric turbines that can quickly push passengers around on the ice.
The sled is designed for child-sized passengers and features electric motors that spin their turbine blades at an impressive 80,000 rpm. To bring it all together, the antique sled was refurbished with a sturdy base and 3D printed cowlings for the turbines. The upgraded handlebars include a thumb throttle, while a big battery and Arduino control the power.
With everything assembled and ready to go, the powerful sled effortlessly gets its passengers up to speeds of 20-30 kph depending on weight and size. It’s not just a practical solution for street sledding – it’s also a huge hit with everyone at the skating pond. For those looking to add some excitement to their old sleds, there are plenty of other options like this one which includes a suspension for rocketing down unplowed roads.