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May 26, 2007

The Riot Wheel

at 8:13 am. Filed under Insane Equipment, What Were They Thinking

The Riot Wheel looks like it’s straight out of Mad Max!

Video after the jump.

 


 

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11 Responses to “The Riot Wheel”

  1. Kevin Says:

    If there was a wheel on the back to prevent flipping over I bet he could go a lot faster.

  2. The Riot Wheel at Technology Blog Says:

    […] Original post by http://hackedgadgets.com/2007/05/26/the-riot-wheel/ […]

  3. Zillaphreak Says:

    heh, then engine is inside the wheel, took me a bit to figure it out from the video. very creative

  4. ike Says:

    and how does it turn? …oops, missing the turning

  5. Mr. Maigo Says:

    Ike: The website says there’s a gyroscope flywheel that when tilted causes it to turn

    I could never see on of those on the road, sounds like instant death to me

  6. Didn't You Hear... Says:

    …The R.I.O.T. Wheel looks like fun?

    The R.I.O.T. Wheel is “an 1,100lb motorized single-wheel vehicle, with the driver in front”, and looks like a…riot!

    Essentially a giant tractor tire with an engine in the middle and a seat in the front, it was developed for the Burning Man f…

  7. hah Says:

    Lmao, see the camera man walking faster than it

  8. Rolfli Says:

    This is THE coolest f….ng thing I have seen in absolute ages! You are a real genius, mate! Good on ‘ya! (When can I buy one of these babies?)
    Cheers, Rolfli

  9. hmmmm Says:

    Whats the point if you cant make it go faster then that without it flipping over? Why call it a “Riot Whee riot wheel” ? If that this was IN a riot it would just take one person to push you over, then you would be stuffed!

  10. The AV Club Blog » Blog Archive » The Riot Wheel Says:

    […] Watch this video at YouTubeIt may be slow, but it is also interesting and cool. The Riot Wheel is a Burning Man project from a few years ago that I read about when it was created, but thanks to Hacked Gadgets you can now see it in motion. The wheel is a unicycle that has an engine, a gyroscope, and control mechanisms entirely contained inside the wheel. The driver sits on a self-balancing seat at the front. This is version 1, apparently ver. 2 is under construction and will be driven by an electric motor powered by a gasoline generator, and it will be faster, lighter, and way more maneuverable than this version. I look forward to seeing it in action; this version is mildly reminiscent of a fascinating giant mechanical snail in a lot of ways. […]

  11. News.MotorcycleSmack.com Says:

    Burning Bikes: The Wacky, Weird Vehicles of Burning Man

    One of the most interesting parts of Burning Man, at least for this gearhead, is the wacky collection of vehicles. Not your basic choppers or streetfighters…oh no, those would be far too normal for a Burner (as many participants call themselves). Just

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