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Old 2008-04-25, 05:39 PM   #1
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The Uno (an electric unicycle)

It's not quite an Embrio, and it's much less of a unicycle than Trevor Blackwell's E-Unicycle, but The Uno sure looks sexy.

Check the original article out here, or if you're too impatient to wait for the page to load, check out this blog entry at Gizmodo.
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Here's a shot of the Uno in action.
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Old 2008-04-25, 05:50 PM   #3
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It's not quite an Embrio
I think I've seen pictures of people riding a gas motor of that.
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but The Uno sure looks sexy.

Check the original article out here
those two links don't work
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Old 2008-04-25, 05:58 PM   #4
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you know its cool seeing all these pictures of this stuff, but are we EVER going to be able to buy any of this stuff?
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Old 2008-04-25, 06:14 PM   #5
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you know its cool seeing all these pictures of this stuff, but are we EVER going to be able to buy any of this stuff?
probably not or it will cost the earth to buy lol, the links dont work btw.
that does look cool though
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Old 2008-04-25, 06:16 PM   #6
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Nope. Probably not ever. ...unless you comission one from one of these inventors at a price that's likely to be way higher than you're willing to spend.

...but mass produced and affordable? Never is my guess.

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Yes, looks like something's happened to the motorcyclemojo site, at least at the moment. But the Gizmodo link works, and there you can see some more pictures. It looks like what Batman would make if he needed a powered unicycle. Except it's not really a unicycle, it's a dicycle. Still looks like it would be fun though!

VERY impressive, considering the builder is only 18. And at first I thought it was silly to make it look so aerodynamic if it was just Segway-powered, but from what little was on the Gizmodo site, it appears to not necessarily be Segway hardware in there. That means it might have more powerful motors and a higher top speed!
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Old 2008-04-25, 06:33 PM   #8
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It's very cool indeed, but it's not really anything new. It's basically a motorcycle like frame attached to segway-like mechanics. ....I wouldn't be surprised if he borrowed heavily from Trevor's code.

Still, it's very impressive, and far cooler (and more dangerous!) than a Segway

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Yes, looks like something's happened to the motorcyclemojo site, at least at the moment. But the Gizmodo link works, and there you can see some more pictures. It looks like what Batman would make if he needed a powered unicycle. Except it's not really a unicycle, it's a dicycle. Still looks like it would be fun though!

VERY impressive, considering the builder is only 18. And at first I thought it was silly to make it look so aerodynamic if it was just Segway-powered, but from what little was on the Gizmodo site, it appears to not necessarily be Segway hardware in there. That means it might have more powerful motors and a higher top speed!
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I'll just stick to this unitl the UNO or something similar can be mass produced and have a low production cost.
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That thing's beautiful, but is it actually usable? Very few motorized one-wheeled vehicles are. I'd love to know more about that one...
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Technically, I find the eniCycle much better
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Nope. Probably not ever. ...unless you comission one from one of these inventors at a price that's likely to be way higher than you're willing to spend.

...but mass produced and affordable? Never is my guess.
To the naysayers,

That's what they said about MANY inventions which are now household items.

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Old 2008-04-25, 08:24 PM   #14
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Technically, I find the eniCycle much better
That looks pretty nifty....Im really thinking about buying an electric unicycle before I go to college...It would be my way to get around....

I got to wait for some speed advances though
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So what keeps you upright? Coz on a man powered unicycle it's your feet being in direct control of the wheel that keeps you upright.
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