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TonyD


Any one planning anything over the next couple of weeks? PM me or post here. It would be good to get an active community for Arduino etc going in the area. :)


Come along to the next Newcastle Dorkbot, there's usually a few of us there.


TonyD

Maker Faire UK is coming to Newcastle on 12 & 13th March

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,53811.msg384700.html

Grumpy_Mike


TonyD

Sounds cool !

I look forward to seeing it

Onions

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Plenty of unicyclists in Stockton on Tees though, fancy a new hobby?  :D


Now you mension it, I have quite fancied taking up unicycling... (Is unicycling even a word?)

Onions.
My website: http://www.harryrabbit.co.uk/electronics/home.html Up and running now! (Feel free to look round!) :D

mowcius

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(Is unicycling even a word?)

Yes :)

If you're serious in taking it up then get in contact with JUST and/or go visit the UUU forum. You never know, maybe some day we'll meet up due to unicycling rather than Arduino :)

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You never know, maybe some day we'll meet up due to unicycling rather than Arduino


Very possibly!  :)  I fancied trying unicycling for a while, after seeing a unicycle in a shop window somewhere. Hopefully I can find one for sale somewhere near...  :)
My website: http://www.harryrabbit.co.uk/electronics/home.html Up and running now! (Feel free to look round!) :D

mowcius

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Hopefully I can find one for sale somewhere near...

If you want something half decent then ask around on the forum. You should be able to get something second hand for the price of some cheap rubbish you might find in a shop :P

Onions

I was looking at this:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-20-inch-UNICYCLE-STAND-AND-SPARE-INNER-TUBE-/370374163153?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item563c053ad1

or this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Reflex-Silver-Unicycle-Despatched-Delivery/dp/B004APVLKO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299172796&sr=8-1

But it sounds like a good idea to ask on the unicycle forum.

Thanks! Onions.
My website: http://www.harryrabbit.co.uk/electronics/home.html Up and running now! (Feel free to look round!) :D

mowcius

They look cheap quality and not even that good value for what they are.

Depends how much you want to spend though.

Grumpy_Mike

How about this for a uni cycle


mowcius

Well technically it's not a unicycle as it has 3 wheels (originally had two but that design was unstable when the front wheel extends)

It's an interesting idea though the uno - I can see some people buying it for a cool factor more than anything else. As has been said, it's going to be expensive until they sell to the masses and until they are made cheaper, they won't sell to the masses.
I'm more interested in BPGs DVT shredder...

Back onto unicycles, the Segway self balancing unicycle looks more interesting. As a unicyclist, I would be interested to see if you can hop and do tricks on one like you can do on a BC wheel (basically a BMX wheel with two plates stuck on it to stand on - no seat).

TonyD


How about this for a uni cycle




Was the pic from the Gadget Show the other week?

It was called Ryno or something...
http://rynomotors.wordpress.com/

mowcius

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Was the pic from the Gadget Show the other week?

It was called Ryno or something...
http://rynomotors.wordpress.com/

No, the picture is a similar vehicle called the Uno. It is a transforming 3 wheeled motorbike which can self balance on the back wheel (two wheels now due to stability issues when extending the front wheel when there was only one wheel on the back).

That Ryno one looks interesting too.

TonyD


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Was the pic from the Gadget Show the other week?

It was called Ryno or something...
http://rynomotors.wordpress.com/

No, the picture is a similar vehicle called the Uno. It is a transforming 3 wheeled motorbike which can self balance on the back wheel (two wheels now due to stability issues when extending the front wheel when there was only one wheel on the back).

That Ryno one looks interesting too.



Cool, you just need an Arduino set up to play "Transformers, Robots in disguise .." every time you go from two wheels to three or three wheels to two :)

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