How to Build an Open-Source Segway(tm)

A Presentation by Geoffrey D. Bennett

Building a self-balancing scooter like the Segway(R) has previously been shown to be "not actually very hard" by Trevor Blackwell. I have replicated his experience by building my own two-wheeled self-balancing ride-on robot using only off-the-shelf parts, and open-source hardware and software.
The presentation will go through how my scooter was built and the theory and practicalities of keeping it upright, along with a demonstration.
A video of the scooter in action is available from the project's web page:

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