Hoverboards: Back To The Drawing Board

Hoverboard Drawing

Robert S. Kinder, Jr., Mechanical Engineer ::::
Despite the name of this new gadget, it does not float over the ground like a magic carpet. A more felicitous name could be a Segway without the handle. As a matter of fact, Segway has filed a lawsuit against Inventist, a hoverboard manufacturer, for patent infringement. The lawsuit includes Investist’s Hovertrax and their electric unicycle termed Solowheel. These self balancing boards encase two electric motors, two tilt/speed sensors, and a lithium ion battery pack. When the operator leans forward, an infrared LED sensor detects the movement and signals the main logic board to spin the motor.
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