iSlide Skateboard Segway Hybrid Concept

Although just a student concept for now, the "iSlide" concept by Ofir Tal combines the gyroscopic self-balancing of the Segway with the size and nimbleness of a skateboard.
[iSlide] utilizes a hydrogen fuel cell and onboard gyroscope to attain speeds of around 15 kph. Described as a mix of snowboarding and skateboarding, the iSlide's motion is controlled by leaning forwards (to accelerate) and backwards (to slow down).
Somehow I doubt Mr. Tal has a hydrogen fuel cell inside his prototype; in fact, I wonder if this thing actually works at all. Nevertheless, the likelihood of someone seeing me on the iSlide is about ten times greater than seeing me on a Segway, which puts it just over the "only if I were really drunk" mark but just shy of the "trying to impress a girl" threshold. ("Really drunk trying to impress a girl" does not factor in this scale, as that is a Boolean value.) iSlide: Segway meets skateboard in radical urban transport concept [Gizmag]
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to iSlide Skateboard Segway Hybrid Concept

  1. Anonymous says:

    Here’s a homemade one that actually works:

  2. Anonymous says:

    Do you ever read the links you post?

    This is a final project of an “industrial design” student, not an “engineering” student.

    This work is about the exterior look of how such a device would look if it was ever to be built. it doesn’t have to be a working prototype.

  3. Anonymous says:

    all these new-fangled transportation ideas are stupid. let’s be honest here, the technology for revolutionary personal transportation has been around for more than a hundred years and is dirt-cheap. it is called a bicycle, and it is better than any segway or super-tech skateboard.

  4. Anonymous says:

    i wouldn’t believe it. that model? not wearing any shoes. he’s not going very far.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


More BB

Boing Boing Video

Flickr Pool




Displays ads via FM Tech

RSS and Email

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution. Boing Boing is a trademark of Happy Mutants LLC in the United States and other countries.

FM Tech