Ride fly: Segway DIY

The video above is the final working DIY Segway from [sb-scooter]. The website and build log don’t have a lot of information at the moment, but you can still gawk at several pictures of the construction (and a picture is worth 1000 German words).

For those looking for the nitty gritty, with some quick math we figure its two 500 watt motors, powered by 12Ah batteries, will last about 90 minutes. If you’re looking for more details or to build your own, you’re as lost as we are.

[Thanks Panikos]


  1. Colecoman1982 says:

    This looks like a nice implementation, but it is far, far, from being original. If you want a write-up, in English, with info on how to build your own version, check out Trevor Blackwell’s project page:


    As far as I know, he was one of the first (if no the first) person to throw together a DIY Segway.

  2. Gert says:

    Nice work. Most cost quite the effort.
    But i’d rather chop off my legs and get a cheeta prostethic than to ride on a lazy person device.

  3. Yossarian says:

    Pretty sure Maddox beat you to the punch.


  4. Curtisbeef says:

    Whats up with all the hate… Like oooo someone else made one one first. Who fucking cares this one has many improvements on that. Who cares who did it first… its not a competition.

  5. jeditalian says:

    i remember when it was called ‘ginger’ or something. if that’s the same guy who built it from duct tape, then you’re right. but if it is the same guy, he must have cleaned up his design. i remember LOTS of duct tape. but i thought it was on HaD back then. sadly, all i can find is that guy that’s been linked to twice.

  6. strider_mt2k says:

    Nice work.

    Whiners go home.

  7. Pekka says:

    Elektor has been selling a Segway style kit called the “Wheelie” for some time now here in Europe. The project is open source with schematics, so if you can build the hardware according to their spec then you’re ready to go and probably without spending much $$$!


  8. Alex says:

    Nicely done, but like the original segway, it is still easier walking or runing than using this.

  9. UltimateJim says:

    He never actually stops moving in the video… Also a lot of pitch in the movement, I wonder if its self balancing?

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