Motorized IKEA Sofa Hoverboard
A motorized IKEA sofa isn’t the most practical of furniture pieces, but when you have old hoverboard hardware laying around, this is the result, or at least for an inventor and his group of friends in Berlin. They just so happened to have a few broken hoverboards laying around, along with an electric bike battery, so they hacked together a functional drivetrain.

It did take a few tries to get everything pieced together successfully, as driving the motors directly by using the gyro controller didn’t quite work out since the 9-bit communication protocol could not be decoded. They eventually needed to turn to the internet where custom hoverboard firmware was found that allowed them to control the hoverboard hardware with a Wii Nunchuk controller. The hoverboard motors were then screwed to the bottom of the couch, while caster wheels at the rear corners kept things balanced, or so they thought. Speaking of furniture, this Cappellini Adaptation Sofa is not broken, just a clever optical illusion.

Segway Ninebot S Smart Self-Balancing Electric Scooter, Dual 400W Motor, Max 13.7 Miles Range & 10MPH, Hoverboard with LED Light, Compatible with Gokart kit
  • Eye-catching black design with modern aesthetic: Ninebot S is compact, weighting just 28 lbs with a max load of 220 lbs; Applicable Age 16 – 50...
  • High-performance lithium-ion battery for extended use: Thanks to the dual 400W motors, it can easily reach a max speed of 10 mph; A single fully...
  • Illuminating LED lights for increased visibility and safety

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