Monowheels is nothing new. It was patented for the first time in the middle of the 19th century, but due to many obvious problems, it never really became mainstream. We have problems with forward visibility, stability, and steering, especially in terms of speed, and the funny name “gerbil” that the rider can spin inside the wheel like a gerbil in a wheel. entertainment time!But obviously this didn’t stop [The Q] From adding to a single-round corpus Build one out of wood.
Sometimes people accept these projects just for a laugh, just like the bright orange project we reported not long ago. Sometimes they are driven by electric motors, whether electric or internal combustion. Some are hand-cranked, and some are pedals. I have tried them all.
[The Q] No stranger to interesting wooden buildings, this video from a year ago showed him building a very simple direct pedal drive single wheel. Most of the structures are wood, glued and screwed in the old-fashioned way, and some metal products if necessary. We particularly like the simple counterweight solution, which can double as a parking brake. It may look a bit ugly, but we can’t think of a simpler solution.
The construction video after the break is a carefully crafted video for six and a half minutes for you to watch.