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July 21, 2006

Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard

at 6:36 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks


Now this is a skateboard that I might be able to ride without breaking my neck. It looks like lots of fun to ride.

“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.”

Via: TechEBlog