Self Balancing Vehicles

Ever since the Segway was released, engineers and hobbyists alike have attempted to build their own versions which range from skateboards to motorcycles. Continue reading to see more. Click here for first picture in gallery.

One-Wheeled Skateboard

According to its creator, this one-wheeled skateboard is “very similar to a snowboard to ride, requiring no user input other than the movement of your body mass.” Riders lean forward or backwards to control velocity, while shifting your weight from heal to toe controls the turn radius.

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UNO

The UNO, built by Ben Gulak, is essentially a 120-pound electric unicycle that balances itself with gyros and is capable of reaching 40MPH. The inventor initially began the project himself, but contacted robotics expert Trevor Blackwell later on to help reprogram the ECU. Currently, the vehicle is still in testing stages, but we may see this in stores sooner than later.

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