Hacked Gadgets Forum

May 12, 2008

Electric Skateboard and Unicycle

at 10:52 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment

 

Rodger Cleye is into building electric vehicles. So far he has built an Electric Skateboard and a Electric Unicycle. I like the fact that there are safety features built into both of them, safety seems to be the first thing that is lacking in DIY projects. Not sure I could ever get the unicycle under control but I think the skateboard would be possible… 

"The UNIQUECYCLE is an upgraded GEN2 unicycle featured below. It has been boosted to a 60V system yielding in excess of 1000W. The NiMh battery system has been replaced by SLA technology. The SLA is lower cost, easier to recharge and handles regeneration and peak current demands effectively. The higher voltage results in higher top-end speed. Speed overhead is critical for safety in order to maintain balance during road disturbances at high speed."