Created by the UBC Electric Bike Club, this self-balancing 2 wheeled electric skateboard was inspired by Dean Kamen’s Segway and is driven by “a pair of high current bi-directional DC motor controllers”. Video after the jump.
The steering control of the board is just like on a regular skate. You tilt the deck side to side. Since the deck is mounted by only 2 rubber bushings, it is able to pivot along this axis by a few degrees. An IR sensor underneath measures this tilt which causes one of the motors to drive faster than the other.