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Old 03-02-2009, 01:05 PM
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Hi Everyone !

Ive succesfully fineshed my last project, a DIY Segway.




Last year i had the chance to ride an original Segway, so i decided to built my own one.

The electronic and the software was built by my dad, so my job was it to do the mechanic and the propulsion.

The mechanic is built from scratch (KIS keep it simple) out of aluminum.
The transmission is a simple chain-drive with a ratio of 1:4, an so far its absolute adequate.....but im looking for a better gear



Heres a short clip of the second test drive:



For further Informations visit my page: http://sb-scooter.de.tl/
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:00 PM
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very cool.

and VERY nice location
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:24 PM
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Ive succesfully fineshed my last project, a DIY Segway.
Last year i had the chance to ride an original Segway, so i decided to built my own one.
Hey Joeav8r,

That is amazing!!!!! Nicely done. Thanks for posting it.

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Old 03-02-2009, 03:35 PM
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Thank you

The only pity with it, is the fact that im only allowed to drive it on my private ground....
if they get me driving around i will lose my drivers license....

This is typical for my country, Im also not allowed to built a street legal electric car....and Im a mechanic and my dad is an electronic engineer.



If i want to see an EV here, i had to go to a museum...



Yeah, they really got an EV1 !!!!!! Great to see it in reality

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Old 03-02-2009, 05:21 PM
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Amazing build, I can't believe they won't let you drive it anywhere
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:06 PM
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Hi Joeav8r nicely done.

You seem to have a very small battery attached to you vehicule. How long does it last?

Do you have any backup to keep you straight if the battery or electronic fail?

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Amazing build, I can't believe they won't let you drive it anywhere

Different jurisdiction have their own stupid laws. Here in Ontario. Up to recently electric bicycles were illegal.

Now the Segway is being evaluated and the zen is still illegal.

Segway Human Transporter / Personal Transporter

Can be operated on roads and sidewalks in Ontario by individuals aged 14 and older with a disability that impairs their mobility, Canada Post employees delivering mail door-to-door, and police officers.

The Segway Human Transporter, also known as the Segway Personal Transporter (commonly referred to as a "Segway"), is a self-balancing, electric-powered transportation device able to turn in place and designed for one person, with a top speed of 20 km/h.
Effective October 19, 2006, the Province of Ontario began a five-year pilot project to evaluate the use of the Segway Human Transporter and the Segway Personal Transporter device on roads, sidewalks and paths.
During the pilot, the following requirements must be met:
  • Helmet use for those under the age of 18
  • Lights and bell required
  • Pedestrian traffic rules apply when used on a sidewalk
  • Bicycle traffic rules apply when used on roads or shoulders
  • Restriction to walking speed when used on sidewalks (police exempt)
  • Prohibited from highways where pedestrians and bicyclists are prohibited by provincial regulation and municipal by-law. (Eligible users should operate their device on the sidewalk, where a sidewalk is available. Where sidewalks are not provided or where the operation of Segways on sidewalks is prohibited by municipal by-law, a Segway can be operated on the shoulder of the road as close to the right edge of the shoulder or if there is no shoulde, on the right side of the roadway as close to the edge of the roadway as possible.)
  • Segways may not be used on sidewalks where municipal by-laws prohibit the operation of motor vehicles.
Segways users will not be required to hold a driver's licence or have vehicle registration or liability insurance.



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Thank you

The only pity with it, is the fact that im only allowed to drive it on my private ground....
if they get me driving around i will lose my drivers license....

This is typical for my country, Im also not allowed to built a street legal electric car....and Im a mechanic and my dad is an electronic engineer.
I've heard a lot of stories on this forum, but for some reason I feel extremely bad for you (more so than I usually would)

I'm very sorry your creativity is being limited... it's deeply saddening.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:53 PM
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So sad that your creativity is being squashed. That thing is way cool and very well made for a DIY. Now to actually get the thing legal to use.

Kudos to you and your dad

Pete : )
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Well done! Cool project!

Aber ihr Deutschen mit euren Regeln...
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Ja, wir Deutsche und unsere Regeln, hast ja Recht...

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You seem to have a very small battery attached to you vehicule. How long does it last?
The capacity of the battery is 12Ah, if Im driving around for 15 minutes i have a consumption of 2Ah

The next step is to measure the correct energy consumption per distance to determine the Range and the Wh per Mile/KM

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Do you have any backup to keep you straight if the battery or electronic fail?
Until now theres only a dead man switch, and a "safety switch on mode"

The safety switch on mode means that you had put the main switch on, then the startup screen appears on the screen.
Then you had to align the segway to the neutral position and press the "calibrate" button on the homescreen, the sensores are calibrated.
Then i had to plug in the death man switch an press the "start" button.

If the death man switch is getting activated, a visual and audible warning appears, 1 second after activation the system is going to shut down.

But if we are going to build a 2.0 controller a battery and electronics failsafe would be meaningful.
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