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November 6, 2008

Learning to ride a Self Balancing Unicycle

at 10:48 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, What Were They Thinking

 

In this video David Martschinske learns how to ride the Self Balancing Unicycle. You might remember when this product was introduced. When are we going to see these everywhere? They are going to make an initial run of 10 for $1500 so if you want one you better act fast.

"The SBU is an electric self-balancing unicycle. It controls the forward and backward balance while the rider balances left and right. It’s a unique blend of machine and human balancing. The rider controls the speed by leaning forward or backward to speed up or stop. There is no need to pedal, in fact there are no crank arms, just foot rests. The SBU keeps upright by utilizing advanced electronics including accelerometers and gyroscopes with sophisticated balancing algorithms. "