For our weekend edition, we bring you the “Top 5 Strangest Transportation Gadgets”. Which ones are your favorites?
5. DIY Hoverboard
Jason Bradbury created his own working hoverboard that costs just $261 to make. It uses a petrol leaf blower for the “hover” and is constructed from wood/pool lining.
“Right now, all the device does is perform like a heavy block of ice (with a few stones in it that keep snagging on the ground every four feet or so). I can stand on it and float and I can affect a sort of motion, in the way you can use your wait to alter a skateboard’s trajectory.”
4. Electric Motorcycle
Todd Kollins, maker of electric vehicles, decided to hack away and create this electric motorcycle. All it took was a custom motor/controller and just one evening of work.
If you’ve been wanting to convert a car to electricity, but want to get your feet wet with something smaller and with less wheels, you may want to make an electric motorcycle first.
Wheelman is a new two-wheeled device that combines “the best of surfing, skating and skiing concept gears”.
It cruises along on spokeless wheels triggered by a 43cc 2-stroke engine. Drivers can easily fix in their feet into the wheels and drive it whilst standing upright. The oil holding capacity of the Wheelman is around one liter and delivers an hour and a half of smooth riding at a top speed of between 16-19mph, which is pumped via squeezing a pneumatic ball held in your hand. It steers with body and foot movements