The Transwheel drone is a new type of robotic vehicle that could soon be carrying our packages and parcels to our doors, according to designers.
These one-wheeled, self-balancing personal transport solutions, the fat wheeled eniCycle, the stylish and graceful U3 from Honda or the slightly scary prospect of the UnoMoto, have all shared more in common. They’ve all had somewhere for the user to sit. Inventist’s Solowheel is a little different – you ride this electric unicycle standing upright, like a Segway or skateboard. It has a useful carry handle and fold-away foot platforms, is gyro-stabilized and the Li-ion batteries offer a range of about 12 miles between charges. (Pics)
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) student has invented the first “self-balancing” electric unicycle. (Video)
A new device called the Gyrowheel could soon revolutionize the way children learn to ride bicycles, and they will be able to learn on their own, without training wheels, and in as little as half an hour. (Videos)
The latest fashion statement in geek mobility
Honda’s new “personal mobility” device looks like a unicycle, but all you need to do to zip around on it — sideways as well as forward and back — is lean your weight into the direction you want to go.
The U3-X — available for a test-run for reporters in Tokyo on Thursday — was designed to be small, safe and unobtrusive enough to mingle with pedestrians, according to Honda Motor. (Video & Pics)
Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin!
We’ve always been a fan of monowheels, the hubless design that has a certain ascetic simplicity. So we were psyched to see that some folks had decided to take that concept and make monowheels for your feet. The Orbitwheel skates are just two monowheels (okay, so there’s a bit of a contradiction there) that you step in to and then move around on by making an s-pattern with your feet. When someone is good at it (as the guy at ToyFair is) it’s actually very graceful, like a figure skater.
Now anyone can act like a circus clown
The Self-Balancing Unicycle (or SBU) by Focus Designs incorporates the same kind of technology that keeps the goofy Segway upright. It uses accelerometers and gyroscopes that allow the SBU to know which way is up and which way you’re leaning. That’s how you control the SBU actually – the pedals are just for show.
A One Wheeled View Of The World
It may be loved by clowns and jugglers, but the unicycle would hardly be the vehicle of choice for anyone tackling Mount Everest. Except for extreme unicyclist Steve Colligan … who intends to do just that for charity.
For people who think skydiving is for wimps
Crazy stunts with a mountain-unicycle at the Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz. Includes juggling with 3 clubs and one-footed riding! Riding downstairs, jumping upstairs, gliding, riding on an edge, and the best part are the out-takes. Second video after the jump.
Young men with nuts of steel.
Unicycling – a sport long relegated to clowns and weirdos – have gone hardcore: a small but growing cadre of unicyclists have “ruggidized” (is that a word? It is now!) the whimsical device and created the new sport of Mountain Unicycling or Muni. Video after the jump.
Extreme hurdles for the reason deprived
Once again the Japanese demonstrate their own brand of insanity and humor with these game show antics. Second video after the jump.
Freeriding on the unicycle
If this looks easy, you really don’t understand unicycles. These things are hard to do anything on. Second video after the jump.