Hoverboard Technologies has launched a new personal mobility device called the Hoverboard that is equipped with a mono wheel mechanism that is powered by an electric motor.
Making it capable of reaching a maximum speed of 16mph with a range of up to 12miles on a single charge. Once flat the on-board rechargeable battery can be recharged super fast from flat in just 16 minutes.
As well as being equipped with a powerful electric motor the personal mobility device is also equipped with gyroscope stabilisation to make it feel as though you are hovering while riding.
Watch the video below to learn more about this very unique mono wheel skateboard that is now available to back over on the Kickstarter website, with the aim of raising $500,000 to make the jump into production.
At the center of the Hoverboard is the “Drive Unit”. This removable module that contains the Direct-Drive, Industrial Class BLDC (Brushless Direct-Current) servomotor, bearings and position sensors. The Drive Unit is where most of the manufactured cost are concentrated.
The drive unit is “Smart”, with a small micro-controller embedded to store all of it’s unique characteristics and present those to the Motor Control Unit. With this arrangement, Drive Units are simply interchangeable without any “tuning” or other calibration necessary – just swap and go. It is possible that in the future, there will be alternative Drive Units with different power levels or operating characteristics.
For more information on the new electric Hoverboard jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below.