Nick Thatcker has created a new style of self-balancing bike using a Arduino and a five degree of freedom IMU from Sparkfun to provide the stability and keep the bike upright.
The DIY Self-balancing unicycle has been called Raptor and builds on Nicks previous self-balancing projects, providing around 90-120 mninutes of use on a single charge. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the DIY Self-balancing Unicycle project and see it in action.
The unicycle is capable of motoring along at around at a top speed of 10mph, and the motor could move you along faster if desired but has been restricted by the firmware to ensure it has enough power to ‘catch up’ if you lean too far forward. For more information jump over to the Raptor blog post.
Source: Hack-a-dayFiled Under: Concepts & Design