Who wouldn’t want a self-balancing, motorized unicycle of their very own? Riding around on this unicycle means flaunting your unconventional nature, while being practical about how much dedication you have towards mastering single wheel locomotion. You don’t have to work hard and practice in order to stay up, on this mechanical marvel created by MIT student [...]
(Video Link) Lutz Eichholz has accomplished the impossible. He previously set the world record for riding a unicycle down a line of beer bottles (a highly competitive event) at 7.99 meters. Now he’s smashed that record by riding 8.93 meters at Unicycle Israel Convention in Tel Aviv. Link -via That’s Nerdalicious!
Mathery is a website that encourages people to think creatively, such as building a unicycle with training wheels. Here’s the philosophical statement for the site: An idea is a parasite. Once born, it settles. If you have one you can make it come true otherwise it will only leave an imprint. As soon as we make it real we [...]
Corbin Dunn, a computer programmer and mountain unicyclist, built this two-person unicycle. Alas, he lost a blog post about the construction of it, but his site filled with interesting pictures of his many unusual hobbies. Link via Make | Photo: Corbin Dunn
The confluence of a growing elderly population and a booming robotics industry has made Japan the world leader in mobility innovations. I’ve written about the Winglet from Sony and the Walking Assist Device from Honda, both designed to make getting around easier for older people who need a hand. Then I saw the U3-X unicycle [...]