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Date: 06/22/11 01:53 PM

31 Responses to Edward – The Electric Diwheel

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 22, 2011 at 11:58 am
    Link: Edward - The Electric Diwheel - They had me at `driven through joystick`!
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    June 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    Science for the win. :-)
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm

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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    Imagine if this could replace cars, or at least for shorter distances.
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    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    That was the first thing i thought of !
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    Whoabot Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    ggolbez wins.

    It`ll at least beat dealing with the airline companies.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    June 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    Useless... I agree
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    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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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    Yay! Engineering!

    I can see very few applications.
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    bordo Male 50-59
    907 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    Get in, ride and guess how long before you start barfing.
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    bordo Male 50-59
    907 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    I foresee barf city.
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    Bioshocker Male 13-17
    593 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    Go down a hill!
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    MrBored123 Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    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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    tiedyed Male 40-49
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    June 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    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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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    if only i were rich...
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    Where`s the part that goes in your butt and the one that goes in your mouth?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm
    The Russian space program, faced with the same challenge, simply used a bicycle.
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    gyro231995 Male 13-17
    35 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    4:13 Playing the original Super Mario Bros.?
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    LucasTyler Male 18-29
    12 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 12:18 am
    Anyone see the MacBookpro Strapped to the back of the thing? Only the best.
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    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
    725 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 5:59 am
    "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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    ddaq89 Male 30-39
    168 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 7:20 am
    This is very cool. They sould take it out to a go-cart track and have some fun with it!
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 8:30 am
    I guess they got an A+ on the project.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    gyro231995 - what?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    Thats cool and will make me puke all in the one motion
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    boredisfun Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    seriously awesome!!
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    DShephard Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm
    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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    Tekas Male 18-29
    147 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 5:42 am
    @Dsheppard around 25mph
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    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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    itzazoom Male 18-29
    182 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 9:04 am
    "inversion controll"
    yea, center of gravity above the axis
    Dat segway did dat since forever

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