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EDWARD Electric Diwheel Makes for a Fun Commute Flipped Upside Down!
Posted By Laura K. Cowan On June 3, 2011 @ 6:06 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | 2 Comments
Diwheels are the amusement park rides of the electric vehicle  scene. Traditionally designed with a frame  and suspension  contained between two wheels, this sweet design has just been taken on a daring turn by a team of students at the University of Adelaide . The new EDWARD  electric diwheel can not only balance itself for smooth transport, but it can also take riders on a joy ride flipped upside down!
The students created EDWARD with Active Rotation Damping control. The vehicle works by calculating how to best keep the driver level, whether he is right side up or upside down. With this damping control system and slosh control, EDWARD is able to take a driver from Point A to Point B–or in crazy wheelie circles–up to 25 miles per hour. The cherry on top? It’s powered by joystick. Check out the video to see EDWARD in action above.
Via Hackaday 
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 electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle
 frame: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=vehicle+frame
 suspension: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=suspension
 University of Adelaide: http://sites.mecheng.adelaide.edu.au/robotics/robotics_projects.php?wpage_id=44&title=60&browsebytitle=1
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf6Gh-hPDeo
 Hackaday: http://hackaday.com/2011/06/02/edward-the-vehicle-of-the-future/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+hackaday%2FLgoM+%28Hack+a+Day%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
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