Onewheel skateboard - segway meets hoverboard...

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  1. antipody

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    Saw a Tested video on this a while ago..

    ~$1500 USD from memory.
     
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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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    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 :p
     
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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 :Paranoid:
     
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    Are gokart tyres really specced to go 140 miles per hour?
     
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    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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    Race spec carts, sure.
    These ones, I wouldn't trust @80, let alone 200+ kph.
    Not your skateboard.
    Parts, labour, power, OHS, etc?
    You could maybe make the board for ~$1700/piece.
     
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    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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    first result on google
     
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    That's how lazy I am.
     
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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.

    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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    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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    Such analysis comes at total disrespect for development effort.

    For those that want to build their own at $X, don't waste time talking about it, just do it.
     
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    Which analysis? :confused:

    I have total respect for development effort.

    I'm seriously thinking about setting up a business in Australia making and selling these. It's a business opportunity that sounds like great fun.

    ^

    I just realised, I'm not an electrical engineer, so I guess it's okay for me to waste time talking about it....
     
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    "Originally Posted by antipody [​IMG] A chick in the lift today was interested in

    Not your skateboard."


    I wish I understood this when I was younger.
     
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    Nice video of the currently shipping model here...



    It's nice they replaced that original button with a pressure sensitive pad. The power and speed looks really impressive on these now. 22kph aint bad at all. Quite zippy.



    The range aint too bad (4-6 miles). I rarely skate more than that in a day.

    Interesting tour of the factory here:



    I reckon I'd be pissed if I forked out for the kickstarter version though...
     

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