What Tesla owner wouldn't want their own personal Supercharger?
Wow! What a job. YouTuber and Tesla owner DÆrik decided he was going to make his own homemade Supercharger. He's admittedly no artist and had no idea what was in store for him. Erik says he impressed himself when he did the wall art in his garage as part of his "Tesla Showroom", so the Supercharger was the next step.
He could have had one 3D printed for about $5,500, and in retrospect, he wishes he had gone that route, but at least now he's done and proud of the accomplishment.
Erik takes us through some of the tedious processes. Check out his Tesla and look at the wall art!
Erik took a wealth of video along the way, and as you can see, this turned out to be quite a project. He actually had to nearly start over at a point and it took him forever. Just listening to him list the compounds that he had to use and the process of working with a mold is mind-blowing.
Previously, we shared videos of Erik turning his garage into a replica of a Tesla showroom, complete with the same tables and chairs Tesla uses in its showrooms.
Teslarati had an opportunity to interview Erik. He shared:
“The time invested was ridiculous. Mainly because it was the first time I have ever done anything of this complexity and some things had to be done several times over from trial and error to produce an outcome I liked. I have 40-50 hours of video and I didn’t even record everything.
Don’t be afraid to fail. I messed up several times. It was a first time doing this and I watched a ton of how to videos on mold making, fiberglass, etc and still made mistakes.
Not looking to sell any, but if I did I’d likely be around $8,000-10,000 due to the time investment. Creating a mold was fairly easy creating a shell so you can hide the wiring behind it added another level of complexity.”