Edward - The Electric Diwheel

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago Science

They had me at "driven through joystick"!
There are 31 comments:
Male 182
"inversion controll"
yea, center of gravity above the axis
Dat segway did dat since forever
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Male 1,451
DShephard, watch the rest of the video. They were saying that without "slosh control" it was difficult to drive forward. But to keep it fun it looks like you can toggle the control on and off.
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Male 147
@Dsheppard around 25mph
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Male 1,595
They said it was difficult to drive forwards, yet they made it be able to go up to 40 km/hr?

I don`t know you fast that is in mph, and since I can`t find a calculator, I`ll just complain about it more.

Looks fun as hell, though, I want one after I get my self-balancing unicycle.
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Male 48
seriously awesome!!
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Male 25,416
Thats cool and will make me puke all in the one motion
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Male 3,631
gyro231995 - what?
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Male 6,694
I guess they got an A+ on the project.
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Male 168
This is very cool. They sould take it out to a go-cart track and have some fun with it!
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Male 723
"This is known as `gerbiling`"

Seriously? Where`d you mount the sawed off Wiffle bat. Never mind. I don`t want to know ...

8-) LJ
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Male 12
Anyone see the MacBookpro Strapped to the back of the thing? Only the best.
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Male 35
4:13 Playing the original Super Mario Bros.?
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Male 14,775
The Russian space program, faced with the same challenge, simply used a bicycle.
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Male 1,311
Where`s the part that goes in your butt and the one that goes in your mouth?
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Male 2,790
if only i were rich...
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Male 12,365
It would be a fun toy to play with for a while if you`re rich enough for the cost to be a trivial amount to you.

Other than that, it`s just a cumbersome and difficult to control mobility scooter.
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Male 327
I just can`t WAIT to see the videos of people rolling helplessly downhill in one of these. At least with a Segway you stop when you faceplant.
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Male 52
@EgalM

They have pretty surely used such a technology. The gyro sensors are only measurement tools, that are used to implement a certain set of controls. And none of the controls can hold the inner frame perfectly still, the controller only acts on disturbances.
This is also the reason why you have to lean forward to speed up on a Segway. Then the controller tries to become faster so that the whole construction does not fall over. But even on a Segway you don`t remain in the same position all the time. You move to tell it in which direction to go.
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Male 593
Go down a hill!
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Male 907
I foresee barf city.
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Male 907
Get in, ride and guess how long before you start barfing.
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Male 10,440
Yay! Engineering!

I can see very few applications.
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Male 1,737
Don`t they make gyro stabilizers just for this sort of thing? As it is it would make some people sick, anyone with any kind of motion sickness anyways. Otherwise looks like a blast as a toy.
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Male 2,514
Useless... I agree
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Male 20
ggolbez wins.

It`ll at least beat dealing with the airline companies.
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Male 964
@ggolbez

That was the first thing i thought of !
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Male 3,430
Imagine if this could replace cars, or at least for shorter distances.
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Male 616
useless
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Male 1,931

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Male 4,431
Science for the win. :-)
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Female 8,044
Link: Edward - The Electric Diwheel [Rate Link] - They had me at `driven through joystick`!
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