DIY Self-balancing Unicycle Created Using Arduino (video)
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.