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August 14, 2018

Self-Balancing Electric Unicycle

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Oooh.

From the website:

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This briefcase-sized electric unicycle keeps a rider perfectly balanced at all times with gyroscopic sensors.

Equally suited for urban commuting and suburban recreation, the unicycle requires a rider to merely stand on its two folding feet pads; gyroscopic sensors detect a rider's feet movements while accounting for a shoulder-slung backpack or bag for its center-of-mass calculations.

Gripping the handlebar and leaning forward results in steady acceleration without jolting, while leaning backward brings the unicycle to a slow, steady stop.

A rider controls side-to-side balance and turning with subtle leaning.

The unicycle's 500-watt electric motor propels a 160-pound rider for up to two hours at 13 mph after a three-hour charge of its built-in lithium-ion battery.

Housed within a sturdy ABS case, the motor spins the cycle's single 16"-diameter wheel that extends just 4" from the case, so pant legs won't snag.

Its knobby tire grips surfaces while providing minimal rolling resistance for smooth rides.

Features and Details:

• Supports up to 250 pounds

• Includes AC adapter

• 25"L x 12"W x 23"H

• Weight: 57 pounds

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$2,700.

August 14, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


Comments

For those who do not get the reference:
https://archive.org/stream/Astounding_v25n04_1940-06_SLiV#page/n7/mode/2up

Posted by: antares | Aug 14, 2018 5:34:02 PM

Tumblebug.

Posted by: antares | Aug 14, 2018 5:32:21 PM

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