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One wheel on the streets with this skateboard full of sensors
Skateboarding today is not as hip, but that changes when you cram him with all kinds of sensors. That must have thought the creators of the onewheel when they designed their own balancing skateboard with a single wheel.
The onewheel was announced earlier by the author, but could only at the Consumer Electronics Show CES are shown in full glory. Several media were given the opportunity to make it a ride. The thing seems to be on a skateboard, but differs in that it has only one wheel, in the center of the shelf. That wheel is so large that it can easily ride over various obstacles. The question is whether the rider succeeds in than to stand also.
So far it seems like a pretty simple and not very functional idea, but it is apparent that there is built-in an electric motor so that the rider does not need to speak to his strength. Instead, have to do to be leaning forward to put the onewheel in motion while moving the weight to the back leg makes for the brake. There are sensors on board that automatically ensure that the onewheel remains in balance. Obviously lacks the smartphone application no. This makes it possible, for example to set the speed limits or to adjust the manner in which the board “feel”.
The onewheel is available worldwide and immediately available, but customers have to go through the high interest or even weeks before they get their unicycle. The onewheel costs $ 1,499, but for international shipping is still $ 300 agree with. All in all you’re paying converted more than 1500 euros and then import costs and VAT are not even included.
Below is a video demonstration of the manufacturer. Real experiences you’ll find for example in The Verge and TechCrunch , which particularly pleased about driving the onewheelViewing:-159
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