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Balancing one wheel scooter

Friday, March 9, 2007

Hack a Day just posted this. A one wheeled balancing scooter. From the creators website:

I’ve put together this page to document a one-wheeled balancing scooter / skateboard that I’ve just finished. It’s the culmination of several iterations over the last few years, and definitely my favourite.

It’s very similar to a snowboard to ride, requiring no user input other than the movement of your body mass. Leaning forwards and backwards controls the velocity and moving your weight from heal to toe controls the turn radius. It’s easy and very intuitive to ride.”

I want one of these things; it looks pretty fun. Here’s a couple pictures and a video of it in action.

One Wheeled Balancing Scooter 3

One Wheeled Balancing Scooter 2

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