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marklar

Yes, I am a life long unicyclist - since I was 10 or so.  I also juggle .. putting them together for long is still a challenge.  

I see you ride and another poster as well.   Do you still unicycle on a regular basis?  

It would be interesting to see how many more of "us" out there in arduino land. Like microprocessors - riding a unicycle is something you have to want and try hard to be good at (still working on the microprocessor part myself).

Not on unicycle.com but will check it out as I consider unicyle enhancements.

I have a couple of 24" standard ones and a 5 footer.  I really like the feeling of riding the five footer but not the fall.  At 40 my days on the high road may be numbered.  That is one reason I am looking for new directions to push.

I love to do tricks but often smash the poor little unicycle in the process.  Why I am wondering what others may have done to help with the big bang.  

I have a desire to add LEDs along with a lit up suit to match but have so many projects, it may not make the active list for a while.  Making an electric BC style unicycle is just a pipe dream at this point.  

I realize an electric unicycle with auto-balance is old hat. A BC style unicycle with no auto-balance would be interesting to create and learn to ride, if possible :)  

Happy uni'ing.

retrolefty

I have been pretty satisfied with the goals and accomplishments that I have met over my 63 years. However two goals that have I have never made much progress on are learning to juggle and to be able to ride a unicycle. Probably too late to acquire those skills now, but I'm sure they would really impress my grandchildren if I could.  ;D

Lefty

marklar

Never too late to learn to juggle I don't think.  It is not a matter of born skill either .. because I am a kluuuutz when not clowning around.  

Klutz + unicycle = unicycle scars.  Goes with skateboard scars and self built death machine scars.  Growing up, anything with wheels on it got taken apart and turned into push cart where we hit the "slopes" in an attempt to cheat death yet another time.  I even broke my arm on a pogo stick (attempting to jump off a five foot platform - whoops head first).  Electronics is fun .. I just stay away from 110v hehe.


mowcius

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I see you ride and another poster as well.   Do you still unicycle on a regular basis?  

Yeah I ride most days - or at least try to. Normally this turns into most weekends though. I ride MUni and trials (learning...).

I currently have a 20" trials and 24" KH MUni - I'd like a 29" but for that I need money  ;)

I am a unicyclist though rather than a performer. A giraffe has never really appealed - I'm more into the bombing down trails getting muddy  :)
For that reason - I can't really see why I'd want an arduino on my unicycle.

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A BC style unicycle with no auto-balance would be interesting to create and learn to ride, if possible

Yeah I have a BC on my list to make. I actually have some plates I made out of some stainless  steel a year or so back but then I realised that they aren't really thick enough and I can't weld stainless  ;D It was some scrap lying around so I haven't lost anything from it!

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Probably too late to acquire those skills now, but I'm sure they would really impress my grandchildren if I could.

Nahh, I bet you could learn...

I can't juggle though although it is now on my list - had a go yesterday actually...

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I just stay away from 110v hehe.

Come to the UK - We have 230v  :D

Mowcius


marklar

Sounds like you have a nice setup.  Living in Florida .. I don't get much mountain unicycle time but it sure is good exercise to run off road (particularly with a standard 24").

A 29 or larger wheeled unicycle would be sweet - a glide of a ride.

Then again, maybe this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4YmVP6i4qw&NR=1

I'll be sure to let you know if I start an open source electric unicycle / BC project :).

Thanks for all you do in the forums.

mowcius

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Then again, maybe this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4YmVP6i4qw&NR=1

Yeah I saw that before  ;)

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I'll be sure to let you know if I start an open source electric unicycle / BC project

Perhaps I should make a mini monocycle (such as the one in that vid) - shouldn't be to tricky :) - servo with weight for balancing... Now that's an idea :D

marklar

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Perhaps I should make a mini monocycle (such as the one in that vid)


How mini? Small like a RC car?

mowcius

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How mini? Small like a RC car?

Yeah I mean like just small enough to fit a servo and a few components in ;)

I have just seen the perfect bearing for it too... - I wonder if I can nab it :D

marklar

Nab it .. I want to see a RC monocycle :)

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