Self Balancing Segway Style Scooter for Under 300.00

Introduction: Self Balancing Segway Style Scooter for Under 300.00

I've always wanted a Segway from the first day I saw one, but with the over 6000.00 price tag I couldn't afford one. Thankfully the parts required have come down in price dramatically. I managed to build one for under 300.00. 
here is a list of the most important parts.

1x2" square steel on eBay but mine was scrap we got for free.

Sabertooth 2X25 motor controller from http://www.dimensionengineering.com/products/sabertooth2x25

electric mobility scooter motors ours are from the Jazzy electric chair the sell for 100-150.00 on eBay

5DOF IMU we got from eBay for 25.00 http://www.ebay.com/itm/181004141876?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Sealed lead acid batteries 12v from eBay or from hardware store 

Thumb Joystick from spark-fun 3.95 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9032

various switches and 10k potentiometers 5.00 from radio shack

code https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FLC/KUAL/H6730DTD/FLCKUALH6730DTD.txt from sci chair instructable

schematic https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/F6O/M84D/GYO8A9EU/F6OM84DGYO8A9EU.pdf from sci chair instructable





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    82 Comments

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    easyvideo11
    easyvideo11

    1 year ago

    I can do it 9 Degree Of Freedom IMU Sensor ITG3200/ITG320 5 ADXL345 HMC5883L Module instead of 6 degree
    Then change the wiring diagram.
    Can you tell me the recommended diagram of 9 degree
    I am a handicap...
    please help me,,,
    5 Degrees of Freedom IDG500/ADXL335 is not available in online store

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    Scott_B
    Scott_B

    Reply 1 year ago

    I saw your post while looking for a Segway Clone Instructable. A few years have elapsed since this Instructable was published and the 5DOF IMU specified is no longer made. I was able to locate a similar 5 DOF IMU at Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Inertial-Measurement-Senso... .

    I've done my best to translate the wiring diagram from IMU originally specified to the Cryton SN-IMU5D-LC IMU. Best of luck building your scooter!

    Cryton IMU Label Wire Color
    5+ Blue
    GND Black
    Z-ACC Yellow
    Y-RATEx4.7(INV) Purple
    X-RATE White
    Y-RATE Orange

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    titanren
    titanren

    3 years ago

    I can't find the 5 DOF IMU . Can I use 6 DOF IMU instead it .

    Thanks

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    said19
    said19

    4 years ago

    hey is there any way that i can get this code workign with mpu6050 because the analoge imu is not availabe in

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    ihart
    ihart

    Reply 4 years ago

    Here:

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Rideable-Segway-Clone-Low-Cost-and-Easy-Build/

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    김형진
    김형진

    4 years ago

    hi

    we are using 5DOF IMU but gyro ENC-03RC with accelometer ADXL335

    but i think you are using gyro IDG500 with accelometer ADXL335...

    is this why your code doesn't work with my IMU??

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    jimkan
    jimkan

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Will your code work with MPU6050?

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    fozz18
    fozz18

    Reply 5 years ago

    Tilt adjust is to help Center the balance. Dead man switch shuts everything down if you fall off.

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    fozz18
    fozz18

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thats a digital imu so no it requires different code

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    adirsingh96
    adirsingh96

    Reply 5 years ago

    hey,what is that tilt shifter and dead man switch

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    김형진
    김형진

    5 years ago

    Hi, i have question.

    what is tilt adjust shifter ??

    Isn't it needs to lean forward to go forward and lean backward to break?

    why do i need tilt adjst switch?

    and what is dead man switch for ??

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    coolal
    coolal

    5 years ago

    Can i control and move around using the handlebar?? how would i do this?

    thank you

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    Jaitra
    Jaitra

    5 years ago

    Hey frm where can i get these wheels https://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/A828/HF23MYGN/FSCA828HF23MYGN.MEDIUM.jpg

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    fozz18
    fozz18

    Reply 5 years ago

    I got those on ebay. Jazzy electric wheel chair motors

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    Jaitra
    Jaitra

    Reply 5 years ago

    Wheels in the image

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    VinceM10
    VinceM10

    5 years ago

    Do you have to lean forward to drive? or is it controlled by the joystick

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    fozz18
    fozz18

    Reply 5 years ago

    Yes you lean foward to move foward and back to brake which is regenerative as well as to go backwards

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    kseskses
    kseskses

    6 years ago on Introduction

    send video how to build it please?

    how many fast it is?

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    Peter2011
    Peter2011

    6 years ago on Introduction

    could this be converted to a solo wheel, of course it will require to make the entire thing work by tilt sensor instead, or rather not a lot of retinkering, just need it to work with a single wheel, and a tiltsensor. instead of a analog stick.