This unique and fun looking method of transportation was swooping around Maker Faire and catching a lot of attention. We grabbed him as he glided by and asked him a bit about his invention.
Urban Gliders launched a kickstarter but it appears as though they’re putting things on pause for a bit while they figure out if some patent issues are going to effect them or not. It certainly looks like it would be fun to ride, and would be a shame if they didn’t get a chance to bring it to market.
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Wonder if it’s made in the same factory as these:
[channelsgrammarnazi] This would be “affect”, not “effect”. “…patent issues are going to affect them or not.” [/channelsgrammarnazi]
Looks like fun!
If I lived closer to work, riding one of these instead of driving would be fun.
It’s a bit unfortunate how you are show casing a already commercially available product as if this guy invented it!
This is not new and can be purchased on many websites including amazon.
I also was confused at first until I read in the comments that the product was available.. Why I was confused? Well on kickstarter I clicked the link to his facebook page and there I saw a factory that was already producing these things and people driving around with these (in china..)
Yet another grey-label product showing up on Kickstarter. It;s been around for over 5 years. He lies about the prototype too. Really funny to watch him tape a board to a fully functional product and claim to have made it. Youtube it. Totally worth the laugh.
This is his prototype…so sad, yet so funny! Tape a board to 2 of them and claim you invented it!
Buy one now (or 6 years ago) — http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/2014-hot-selling-electric-unicycle-scooter_60054462254.html
Yes, this is another white label already existing product bought in China trying to pass as their invention on kickstarter, no wonder they got kicked out of it. Alibaba.com is full of these and other copycats: