Step 10: CONCLUSION
This version is a little slow at this time and that is alright by me for now. I plan to raise the front wheel a little for more forward speed.
Eventually I might eliminate the front training wheel all together when my confidence factor builds up.
The most important to learn is that the machine should balance you, not the other way around. Try to remain in a stiff position and let the machine do the work instead of fighting it.
SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY I take baby steps with any changes I make If you try to go too fast, this thing could hurt you. There is a lot of power with these motors. I have not tried to navigate over any large objects as yet. I plan to test it by running it over a 2X4 and see what happens.
It is a fun project. The neighborhood kids are crazy about it and zip around the yard with ease. Thar's the main reason I have limited the speed for now. The wheel chair motors are very frugal with battery use. I have actually run on 12 VDC. It was a little sluggish but operated just fine.