Last year after competition we made a poor man’s segway using two powered wheels and two casters…We made a chasis (it was the base of our 2001 robot w/ some mods.) with handles and two switches one on each side…it drove tank style…it worked fairly well and went at a decent speed (it was powered with the van door motors) but some of the pins in the gears we used broke after too much strenuous use.
lol, its funny that I came across this because I was at school today as one of the reps for Heatwave and someone came up with the idea of having CatCom’s (our schools media group) mentor ride the robot on stage, but when we told our teams mentor this (our schools resource teacher) he didn’t quite approve. It would have been funny, but unless we took off our robots cover there is really no place to ride it. If our mentor would permit us, there are several ways we could ride the bots we have now though.
our team started a homemade segway from the KOP, its called the craigway named after the main guy behind it, craig. We started it a year ago, but we were so busy we never finished it. From what i remember, we used van door motors and the 2002 robot controller for the programming. We got it to self-balance and move with the rider, but theres still alot to do on it. Theres info/pics/video on this site: