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Sunday October 18 2009 / Science & Technology

Enicycle

The eniCycle is one-wheel self-stabilizing unicycle, created by Slovenian inventor Aleksander Polutnik.

This unlikely looking form of personal transloprt is powered by a electric motor and features a self-balancing gyroscope system. The speed of eniCycle is controlled by leaning forwards/backwards like the Segway.




To ride the eniCycle, you sit on the seat and place your feet on foot rests on the both sides of the wheel.

Electronic gyroscope measures vertical angle of eniCycle. If you lean forwards, this is detected by gyroscope and the electronic accelerates the speed of the motor to put the eniCycle back in balance. In case you lean back, the speed is decelerated.

To turn left, you simply press the left foot rest. The wheel leans to the left and eniCycle turns left. To turn right you press the right foot rest.

Enicycle tested on The Gadget Slow. Think you can get the hang of it in 10 minutes?

For more information, please visit www.enicycle.com

Suggested by
Ian Skellern