Monday, July 18, 2005


Electric unicycle

The Segway costs a fortune and is not licensed for use in Italy yet. Luckily there are creative inventors like Trevor Blackwell come to the rescue with a DIY solution.

The eunicycle is way cool but it requires a bit of practice as you have to be able to ride a unicycle. The site has all you need for building your own electric unicycle:

$1.500 in parts is not cheap but well worth the result if you ask me.

Trevor also built a self balancing 2 wheeled scooter, aka DIY Segway:

It is simpler to drive but not without its “problems“:

I get stopped every few blocks by someone ask about how it works. I don't mind telling people about it, but it does take an awfully long time to get to the coffee shop and back in the morning. And I can't quite drink a cup of coffee on it while moving at any speed, so the net result is that I arrive back at the office, 30 minutes later than if I'd just walked, with a cold coffee. A small sacrifice for Science

Cool Or What?

Via [Make vol 02, page 21]


  1. I love this stuff. Is it possiable to use one of those motors from an electric bicycle conversion? You know, the ones that replace the hub.

  2. we produce and sell electric bicycle ay home before,now to expand the market,we wish to do business with your company in a long term.

    can i offer you price list and pics,could you tell me your email address.

    best regards