DIY Segway Clone-Rutscherle

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Tell us briefly about your project. Is it a work of art or does it serve another function?

It sure serves a function. With a maximum speed of 25 km/h you can drive it on many grounds like on the grass or the street. The artistic work basically consists, to carry out this project with a minimum of tools.

When did you start working on this project and how long did it take you to complete?

I'm working on this project since 2009, with many interruptions due to lack of time or lack of money. It looks like it is complete and it really work like it is, but you can always improve.

What was your goal in building this project?

I wanted to build a Segway Clone that runs with BLDC motors without gears. The performance of each motor should be around 1kW to master higher speeds and mountain routes. The whole thing should be much cheaper than buying the original.

Does your project help to solve a problem? If so what problem?

A problem is not solved by the project. But it makes a lot of fun to drive. And you learn a lot about physics, electronics, electric vehicles and control systems.

What makes your idea unique?

It's fast It's quiet It's cheap It's homemade It's open source Description, diagrams and source code I've published under

In what capacity are you using bearings and what type of bearings?

There are 6 ball bearings used. Two on each engine and two on the handlebars.

What is the most important thing you want people to know about your project?

You don’t need to buy everything you want to have for much money. This Scooter was not for free as well. But to see something you did yourself isn’t comparable with money. Especially not if it works so well.

How will you use the $5,000 prize?

The money will be invested in better tools and the conversion of a Motorbike to a electrical motorbike.

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