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    So let me throw something 'out there'.. without re-inventing the wheel.. no pun intended.. My kids have the regular looking self balance boards or "hoverboards" you see every where,,, each wheel is independently controlled and each its own gyro blah blah blah... I noticed my son riding in circles while only stepping on one side of the board sensor... "IDEA" so I opened it up to have a look at the guts.. Wanting to change the overall configuration to more of a Skateboard riding stance style...Follow me here,,, one sensor connected to gyro/accelerometer on one wheel through both sides are plugged into 1 control board for independent control,,,,so why not remove or Buy or part out a control board, a foot pad sensor, the gyro/accelerometer along with the electric...see more »So let me throw something 'out there'.. without re-inventing the wheel.. no pun intended.. My kids have the regular looking self balance boards or "hoverboards" you see every where,,, each wheel is independently controlled and each its own gyro blah blah blah... I noticed my son riding in circles while only stepping on one side of the board sensor... "IDEA" so I opened it up to have a look at the guts.. Wanting to change the overall configuration to more of a Skateboard riding stance style...Follow me here,,, one sensor connected to gyro/accelerometer on one wheel through both sides are plugged into 1 control board for independent control,,,,so why not remove or Buy or part out a control board, a foot pad sensor, the gyro/accelerometer along with the electric wheel ( motor is built in ),, re configure the setup to look like the picture above pertaining to wheel placement...All the electronics are already made and readily available,, I have seen several electronic replacement 'Kits' for those hover boards costing around $80 for all the electronics- control board, gyro/accelerometers etc... If you look inside the hover balance boards you can see how everything is mounted and placed,,, especially the gyro/accel board would be the most important placement on the New board..therefore no re calculating voltages, amps,, blah blah blah stuff that's already done for you. Plus using the Li-On battery vs heavyyyyy lead acid save a ton of weight, no chains, no belts, only direct drive... Although I'm a fan of Arduino, I am seriously thinking about trying this,,, so don't shoot the messenger here,,, what do ya think???BTW,,, great article!

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