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Old 14th June 2014, 8:38 PM   #1
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Default Onewheel skateboard - segway meets hoverboard...

Well, I know what I'm getting for Xmas

http://rideonewheel.com/videos/
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Old 14th June 2014, 8:51 PM   #2
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Well, I know what I'm getting for Xmas

http://rideonewheel.com/videos/
Awesome! What is the purchase price?
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Old 14th June 2014, 8:52 PM   #3
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Saw a Tested video on this a while ago..

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~$1500 USD from memory.
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Old 14th June 2014, 8:54 PM   #4
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Ouch! Hmmm, done think I have been good enough this year to justify asking Santa for that.
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Old 28th July 2014, 9:22 PM   #5
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Well, I got my tax return this week, so thinking about putting down a deposit.

Bit torn between either the onewheel or the Boosted...

http://boostedboards.com

Maybe I should just save my pennies and get both
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Old 6th August 2014, 12:33 AM   #6
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I saw a bunch of guys riding these around Shanghai the other night. Looks like fun for somebody with more coordination than me
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Are gokart tyres really specced to go 140 miles per hour?
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Old 6th August 2014, 1:21 AM   #8
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I saw a bunch of guys riding these around Shanghai the other night. Looks like fun for somebody with more coordination than me
Can you find out if they were made in China?

I'm stumping up $1700 delivered from the USA for a onewheel.

The skateboard deck market is highly overlooked. A chick in the lift today was interested in the wheels on my old POS and we got into the finer details of gravel and wheel optimisation for street.

I wonder what it would take to make these in Australia?
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Are gokart tyres really specced to go 140 miles per hour?
Race spec carts, sure.
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Can you find out if they were made in China?
These ones, I wouldn't trust @80, let alone 200+ kph.
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Not your skateboard.
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I wonder what it would take to make these in Australia?
Parts, labour, power, OHS, etc?
You could maybe make the board for ~$1700/piece.
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Race spec carts, sure.
Not that I don't believe you (honestly, I don't have any reason not to).... got any links to say so (I'm real lazy.. don't feel like googling)?
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I'm real lazy
first result on google
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Karts vary widely in speed and some (known as Superkarts) can reach speeds exceeding 260 kilometres per hour (160 mph)
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first result on google
That's how lazy I am.
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Parts, labour, power, OHS, etc?
You could maybe make the board for ~$1700/piece.
Parts wound't be that much. I think the gyros all come on the same chip, which is mass produced and shouldn't be too expensive.

I reckon the special sauce is in the battery which appears to have the highest energy density on the market and then there's the software. Would be really interested to find out what platform they're using and how the algos work and can be tuned.

Just came across an older, similar concept. Looks a little more awkward, riding it front on.


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I wonder what the weight tolerance on those are.
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Parts wound't be that much. I think the gyros all come on the same chip, which is mass produced and shouldn't be too expensive.

I reckon the special sauce is in the battery which appears to have the highest energy density on the market and then there's the software. Would be really interested to find out what platform they're using and how the algos work and can be tuned.
The RC hobby industry has make amazing improvements in solid state power and control electronics. You can now get electronic stabilisation gyros, high power brushless DC motor controller, and high discharge LiPo batteries for 10's of dollars each. Compact high speed motors are also 10's of dollars even at the 300W mark, but these would require a serious reduction gearbox. Larger low speed high torque motors would be more expensive as they physically require more materials.

Honestly the electrical parts list for a project like this would probably come in under $250 to $300 these days.
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