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Self-Balancing Onewheel Electric Skateboard Becomes a Reality

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There’s the Segway, and then the awesome self-balancing Onewheel. A hoverboard-like experience is probably the best way to describe the ride. Best of all, there’s only one moving part: a hub motor. It has a top speed of 12mph, and a 6-mile range when the 48v Lithium iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries are fully charged. Gyro and accelerometer sensors keep the board balanced so you don’t fall off.

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According to its creators, “There are no hand controls, just lean forward to accelerate, lean backward to slow down and stop. The Onewheel iPhone + Android apps enable Digital Shaping: much like a surfboard is shaped for a particular rider and conditions, Onewheel can adjust to meet your needs and ability.”

 

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