california-based product designer nathan allen has created a self-balancing electric scooter pairing oversized wheels with a single tube frame. currently in functioning prototype form, the stator’s powder-coated chromoly steel body comprises a one-sided handlebar hosting an electronic control unit, which is connected to the scooter’s 1000W geared motor.

self-balancing stator scooter pairs a singular tube frame with hefty wheels

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the stator weighs in at 90 lb (41 kg) and can carry riders weighing up to 250 lb (113 kg). rear wheel regenerative braking is paired with a front-wheel hydraulic disc brake with quick start up enabled by a standard key or wireless RFID tag. 

self-balancing stator scooter pairs a singular tube frame with hefty wheels

 

 

its 1000W geared motor permits speeds of up to 25mph. meanwhile, buyer’s can choose from a 10- or 20-Ah 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack concealed within the board of scooter, delivering a range of 16 or 32 km per 4-hour charge, respectively. riders can choose from three power settings for different experience levels.

self-balancing stator scooter pairs a singular tube frame with hefty wheels

 

 

the stator’s large tires house and protect the mechanical components, while electronics are safely housed within the steel base. the vehicle can be stripped down or customized with components like seat, front/rear utility racks, headlight, brake light, phone holder/charger and custom rack bags. how exactly the self-balancing scooter self-balances is not clear, but designer allen outlines plans to launch a kickstarter campaign so perhaps more details will follow.

 

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  • Even at my advanced age, I would have one of these! The -only- thing… that ’tiller arm’ appears to induce a lever-twitch you may not have with a T-handle or a hoop. (I’d hoop) Otherwise, it’s a brilliant design. God for you. I hope you kill it.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • What happens when you try to lean into a left-hand turn?

    Otto Cosmopotron says:
  • Looks like it balances by having a low center of gravity and wide track tires.

    Bryce H says:
  • I got it: make the tiller a rectangular hoop and call it the ‘Mouse Trap’.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • I agree with JimCan on the “tiller arm”.
    Steering the front wheel from the center of the wheel is more intuitive. Turning radius looks like it could be an issue as well. Otherwise, she’s pretty sexy.

    LukeBingham says:

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