Homemade balancing one-wheeled scooter

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Homemade balancing one-wheeled scooter


Ben writes –

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.

Balancing One-Wheeled Scooter – [via] Link.

10 thoughts on “Homemade balancing one-wheeled scooter

  1. jovino says:

    that’s totally amazing! I wanna build one for myself now. :)

  2. volkemon says:

    VERY well done.
    Looks fun too- though this MAKEr would have worn wrist,elbow and knee guards like inline skates.

  3. sweavo says:

    Makes me proud to be British! Sure, segway is USA, but we juts made it hip!

  4. jcruss says:

    PLEASE bring this to the Maker Faire! :-)

  5. boredbadger says:

    This looks sweet! I really wanna make my own too!!!

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