Attention, klutzes: This self-balancing skateboard lets you pretend to be Tony Hawk

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Don't worry about learning how to position yourself on a skateboard for tricks, or even saving up for a Segway: Just build yourself a board that will balance itself.

The self-balancing skateboard by John Dingley is a twin-wheel skateboard that works a bit like a Segway: It stabilizes itself by keeping the wheels under your center of balance at all times. The board uses a combination of pneumatic tires, a gyroscope, an Arduino board, and various accelerometer sensors to understand how to balance itself, and you steer using an in-hand controller.

Want to make one of these yourself and have a chance to not look totally awkward on a skateboard? Go check out John's Instructables project.

[John Dingley via Instructables]

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