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Unique Way to Get Around A University Campus Answered

Hey there Instructables Community! I've used this site for years and years for everything from building my computer, making a crossbow, to feeding myself even this day at my University. Now speaking of which, the University of South Florida has a wonderful landscape. Plenty of paved walkways, foliage, and mild inclines here and there. The top 3 most common methods of getting about seem to be Walking, Longboards, and Biking. Now my question is:

What sort of unique device or contraption could I fabricate for getting around campus? 

I've come across custom decks for skateboards and recumbent bikes, but they just don't really give me that creative spark to make it. I want something unique and practical, let's not forget there are a few good slopes here and there I have to overcome. I'm a very fit individual so stamina won't be a hindrance in what I'll be willing to make, although funds are tight. It also has to be something I can either lock up at a bike rack, or carry into class and place it along a wall or carry it up stairs if I can't lock it up outside. Thanks for any advice, suggestions, tips, and such!

P.S. Although it may be a bit off topic from the Rides sub-forum, here's my latest creation thank to Instructables!


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CatTrampoline (author)2012-02-15

Here's an 'ible that just showed up:


The end result is kind of like the big scooters that were popular in the 50's.

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vicvelcro (author)2012-02-14

Electric powered street luge?

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Kiteman (author)2012-02-13

Penny farthing?


Recumbent bike?

One of those pedalled carts from The Prisoner?

Could a pair of mini skateboards plus ski-type clamps become a pair of unique skates?

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CatTrampoline (author)2012-02-13

A unicycle would be a good attention-getter. There are plenty of "used once-like new" unicycles out there that you could trick out with custom graphics or add-ons. I don't know how practical it would be, however.

For practicality and gaining speed with minimal energy expended, there is a cool hybrid of x-country skis and in-line skates. I saw someone using them once on a bike/skate path and REALLY wanted a pair, but they were beyond my budget at the time. They seemed to be more stable than regular in-line skates. If you coud come up with an affordable DIY version, I'd love to see it.

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Here's another brand, different design. I think these are the ones I saw:


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