When [Charlyn] took a unicorn rocking horse in to work, it was an instant hit. Naturally, the people wanted more, and suggested it needed electric propulsion. Naturally, she rose to the challenge, and Rocky the Unicorn got a motorized upgrade.
The build consists of a frame built out of PVC pipes, hooked up with Formufit fittings. These are a great way to build useful structures out of PVC pipe, and made the build a cinch. The frame has a footrests for the rider, and the rocking horse already has a comfortable seat. For propulsion, a hoverboard is installed in the base, with the frame sporting a pair of casters to avoid tip over. Twin PVC handles are used to interface with the footplate of the hoverboard, allowing the user to drive and steer, as well as turn on the spot. A bouquet of fake flowers round out the aesthetic and hide some of the zipties.
It goes to show that PVC pipe can be an excellent material for quick, fun projects – all you need is the right fittings to make it all happen! It’s also fun to see a hoverboard used in such a way that doesn’t end with severe injuries. Unicorns always bring a nice flair to a project, too. Video after the break.
8 thoughts on “Electric Unicorn Is Our Kind Of Rideable”
So, looking for Venture Capital?
Well if people will buy a Segway…
Nice work. Make front wheels bigger, though. Or this is going nowhere over the potholes in the city where I live. Except head-first into the mud.
Fine, we’ll stick one of these on the front for “Unicorn II: Bigwheel edition.” https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/8-in-phenolic-swivel-caster/A-p8478695e
I am not usually into Unicorns but this project strikes my inner child brought on a huge smile seeing this. Good job :-D
You have to develop a taste for them, it’s halfway between beef and venison but a bit sweeter.
At last, a comment with good taste!
Truly awesome. Needs a wireless remote. 🤓
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