Although science can basically promote modern society in various perceptible ways, it still does not explain some seemingly basic concepts. Another loophole in our understanding is the way bicycles work. Of course, we know enough about making functional bicycles, but just as gravity is included in the standard model, we haven’t found a set of equations to control all bicycles in the universe. However, in order to further promote our understanding of bicycles, some people are conducting experiments such as this self balancing all wheel bicycle robot.
Functional steering is important to keep the bike in the right direction, but it is also critical to keep the bike upright. This is where James Bruton tested omniwheel. By placing it in the front of the bicycle and perpendicular to the driving direction, he can not only control the bicycle robot, but also maintain its balance. This does require Arduino mega and inertial measurement unit to calculate, but finally [James] has a fully functional bicycle robot, which he can use to test the impact of different steering methods on bicycles.
Although he doesn’t have an all wheel bicycle for people to use, we at least hope that the construction of this bicycle is an important step on the road to [James] or anyone else to build a real all wheel bicycle in front. I hope this will soon become a reality, but at the same time, we will have to be satisfied with bicycles and normal wheels that can balance and drive ourselves.