Fun Electric 3 Wheel Scooter Segway knockoff under $100

This is an electric scooter made with a used car battery (junk yard $20) and two electric car heater fan motors (junk yard $10). Wheels, brakes and steering components were taked from kids bikes bought at Salvation Army for $5 each. Throttle responce is a PWM from ebay ($50). Yep, entire project was under $100.
So when do we see how it is built? It has been almost a month, did you lose interest in the project?
dude he junked it. ok
I made this a couple years ago and it's since been disassembled and parted out so there will be no instructable. Sorry. I thought some people might want to see it to get ideas for their own build.
how did you make it?
So, where are the instructions? <br>I thought that was what this site is about.
That is neat. How far can it go on a charge?
Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention all that. It goes 27mph and it will go about 40 minutes so I guess that's about 20 miles. Of course that depends on how hard you accelerate and if you co up a grade etc. Also, that's with a cheap used car battery. I'm sure there are more expensive batteries that would last longer.
&quot;It goes 27mph and it will go about 40 minutes so I guess that's about 20 miles.&quot; <br> <br>Is that with or without the beagle-assist shown in the video?
Join motorbicycling.com We like people showing off their home-brew gas bikes and electric bikes. Also, yes it would be good to have a step-by-step of how you built it.
I wonder if you built the trike part
This is certainly a cool project, and I mean no offense to the poster, but this is &quot;Instructables&quot;. Just showing a video really defeats the purpose of posting something that is supposed to teach a form of how-to. This is more something for an inventors site than this instructables site. Again, cool project.
Do you have a PDF for those of us who can't take the video home with us?
Hmm im looking at making a EV do you think something like a 7.2 v Bosch dc motor out of a old drill is enough to make a Slow but working ev
7,2V would problably be not enough.<br/><br/>You said DC motor but I did not read with gearbox. You need the gearbox.<br/><br/>Some people have aleady use 18V DeWalt drill to make little scooter.<br/>So yes a drill can work.<br/><br/><div style="margin-left:15px;"> <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/y8abvlYHK3Q"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/y8abvlYHK3Q" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344" wmode="transparent"></embed></object></div><br/>
i hav the same mini bike but not the other stuff
What kind of Bike is that?
where can i get the bike and drive system i want that thing and i know where to get the drill
Uh ty i am using a Starter motor for one Kinda like this but it will be bigger and not a segway
A drill motor is pretty small. Of course if it's geared down enough it will propell you but it will be very slow. Less than one mile per hour I would guess. The motors I used pulled up to 20 amps at 12V which is 240 Watts and it only went 15mph. The drill motor is probably 25 watts. I recommend getting something bigger.
Very cool project. I have a few questions that I am sure many people will find interest in the answers: It looks as though the scooter is front wheel drive, is it a friction wheel or chain drive? Did you link the motors to one shaft? The 240 watts you mention is that for one or both motors? Brakes only on the front wheel? 12" wheels? Thanks for the inspiration, I think you could sell the plans for it if it is not too hard to make.
Just a note ty for your advice I have decided to go with a small starter motor I have ! Hopefully it will work i bought it in a box With a load of other motors all from austin cars it only cost me £2 ($4)
k thanks
for steering did you lean into it or is it just in the handle bars
I would like to build this too. Took a snapshot of the video (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4767808995_a525801499_o.png) and there are some parts and welding skills not mentioned in the description. I'm trying to figure out: 1. how the rear 2 wheels are connected to body. 2. how the long steering column was made 3. are the motors using friction against the front wheel and the motors opposite polarity so to run in the same direction? 4. no brake (lever on the handlebar is the accelorator), so slowing down is done by the friction of the motor? For those looking at this Instructable, let's help each other out. prabbit22m, please help us out if you can.
I really like the unit and wish I could build one, but just by looking at it, you can't really tell how to line things up.&nbsp; Ok, you don't have it any more, but you built it.&nbsp; A sketch with things written in the margin would help. You are getting real interest on this site, work with us.&nbsp; <br />
Looks cool, but this is instructables, not youtube show n tell...how did you build it?&nbsp; I'm a big fan of diy projects, but you'd probably get better responses if you instructable included, well, instructions.<br />
<p>would you please post the instructions so others could also build one, or please email the intructions to &lt;doravillereal731@yahoo.com<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thank you.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;dora</p>
This is a cool vid, could you post the how to plan?<br />
Could you email the build instructions for this to gwm72@msn.com
does anyone know how many watts amps volts wat ever a treadmill motor needs cuz i only hav the motor and i want to power it and not risk blowing i out
Most motors will have a tag on them telling you those specs.
<em>instead jus take u r dog, tie it to an ordinary bike and make it run free of electri city !!! </em><br/>
great job .wondering about range etc .could you post the build to me @ nabzy68@hotmail.com .really appreciate it. nabzy
Very nice. Have you made any instructions yet for building this scouter as I'd like to build one. Could you please tell me how far or long the battery lasts.
Lol, I would love one!
All, Someone needs to make this, record what they did, and post. Concept is very good. G
How do you make it? You can leave the instructions in my instructables inbox. Thanks!!!!!!
Come on man everybody wants the instructable. Everyone is dying to see this. With gas prices being so high this would help out a lot. lol
I wish I could but I don't even have it any more. I took all the electronics off and gave the now push scooter to my nephew in Idaho. So, I would make one if I could but just don't have the means. It really wasn't that dificult. IT was two car blower motors, a PWM from ebay (see prior comments) and a car battery. That's it. You can make the scooter any size and shape you want.
Cool! But i agree with jeff-o, i want a full instructable! It would get fetured for shure!
Hi nice machine I am going to attemp to build one.Can you tell me more about what PWM you used. Also the 2 motors need to go in the same direction correct.Mounting them face to face right. Sorry but I do not have alot of expierience I hope you can help me . Thank you Tom
I used a 60 amp pwm from ebay. There are a bunch of 30A ones that you could probably get away with because my scooter maxed out at around 25 amps. Yes, the motors face each other. The shafts are connected together with a wheel over the shafts that drives the front wheel.
Please make an instructable , would be willing to buy plans.
is there any way u can make it cheaper?
Nice, that looks pretty sweet. Maybe even better than a segway..
I'd definitely like to see a full Instructable for this!

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