ESK8 sport LED strip controller 18 modes

Hi guys,

Nice to meet you here.

We are MAXKGO, a science and technology company specializing in skateboard LED strip controllers and BMS, working with 5 engineers who have more than ten years of working experience. Our products will use open source materials but we will also do our own research on hardware and software.

Today, we want to share with you a new project related to ESK8- esk8 sport LED strip controller.

You may want to ask what’s ESK8 sport LED strip controller ?

The ESK8 Sport LED strip controller is a kind of controller could adjust the flashing and light flowing speed of the LED strip to the speed of the skateboard. Yeah, you may understand it just a light controller installed on the skateboard but with 18 modes of 3 states–stand-by, moving and braking state. And your riding speed on the skateboard could be seen on the flashing speed of the LED strip.

How does it work?

The esk8 sport LED strip controller could not work alone but need to connect to the ESC , battery pack and LED strip so that it could catch the speed change of the skateboard and display the changes on the LED strip.

It could communicate with mobile phone through WIFI. Then,you could set your modes of stand-by, move and brake as you like and custom the color but only if you choose single color mode. Rainbow mode doesn’t support color custom as you know it has contained all the colors.

If it’s hard to understand how it works, click here to watch the video.

Now three ESC have been tested successfully --VESC, FSESC and Focbox.

It supports transmission protocol of these LED strips: APA102/WS2801/WS2811/WS2812/WS2813/WS2815

What’s the difference between Nelf S1 and Nelf S1X?

Esk8 sport LED strip controller has two versions: Nelf S1 and Nelf S1X. The major difference between them is the size–Nelf S1 is smaller and more expensive because it requires more effort to figure out how to place the same functions on a smaller board.

But I recommend you to purchase the Nelf NIX version because it’s cheaper as well as mini, just a little bigger than the Nelf S1.

Here is the size for your reference:

Nelf S1: 33.5x13.5x12mm

Nelf S1X: 38x22x12mm


1.Plug and play, no need to solder. On the website you could still see a Nelf S1X black board which is the first version needed soldering. We modify this version then comes out the no-soldered version now.



  1. Mini size, space save. We based on one kind of LED strip controller to develop the esk8 sport LED strip controller but the esk8 sport LED strip controller is more outstanding on its size and functions.

  2. 18 modes: 3 modes in standby state, 8 modes in moving state, 8 modes in braking state, most of modes support color customization

  3. Modes could be set on the mobile phone, easy to use. No need to reset because it will remember your last time option.

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