Self-balancing one-wheeled skateboard

Arduino Energy & Sustainability


A friend saw this cruising around the Arizona State campus: Chris Coleman, a sculptor, has made a self-balancing one-wheeled skateboard based on Ben Smither’s design. He fabbed the metal frame himself, used an Arduino microcontroller, and published his code. Incredible; great job!

Self-balancing one-wheeled skateboard – Link.

Homemade balancing one-wheeled scooter – Link.

2 thoughts on “Self-balancing one-wheeled skateboard

  1. yhtomit says:

    a) balances
    b) fits in a duffel bag

    I hope this changes the way cities are designed :)

    (Yes, Segway’s handlebars are a handy place to hang one’s hands, stow a drink holder, etc, but it can’t help looking dorky. Skateboards, even giant clunky one-wheelers, don’t.)

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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