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Anywhere, anytime, Enicycle!

Wednesday 15 April 2009

Ortis heads to Italy to jump on a motorised unicycle

Ah Italy. The home of the Colosseum, Ferrari, Pasta. But you can forget all that, I’ve come out to re-acquaint myself with an old skill – unicycle riding. Okay, it’s not quite a unicycle, rather it’s the Enicycle – a motorised unicycle!

With only two in existence I thought I’d check out my circus credentials and hop on one of the single-wheeled modes of transport. The beauty behind the Enicycle, though, is that it’s much easier to ride than a unicycle, thanks to a clever system of gyroscopes, embedded processors and a 1,000W hub motor.

The mini gyroscopes measure the vertical angle of the bike at a rate of 100 times a second, then feed the data to the processor, which drives the motor and in turn keeps you balance. Sounds complicated? Well, all you have to know is that you just lean forward to go and steer with your feet. Easy. To see just how easy, check out the vid…

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Enicycle, unicycle, motorised

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Incrible! Perfect! hehe

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Nice one on the modern warfare 2 challenge i was scared you were going to beet my top score of 28 seconds

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Nice job showing off the enicycle. I posted the clip on my blog.

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It's a perfect job to show the un-amazing things I always prefer to this Enicycle things which is more use full us. I like this gadget Show

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