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EDWARD - Electric Diwheel With Active Rotation Damping - [Project Showcase]

Question asked by Ankita Katdare in #Coffee Room on Jul 5, 2011
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Jul 5, 2011
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This project by students in the School of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Adelaide involved the construction of a human operated diwheel called EDWARD. Many diwheels in the past have been human powered or powered by IC engines. This one is purely electric. It has additional functionality lacking in other models, including inbuilt dynamic lateral stability and slosh control to prevent "gerbiling" or tumbling in aggressive braking or acceleration maneuvers. The diwheel also incorporates a unique feature that allows the rider to drive the vehicle when "upside down" - keeping the vehicle in its unstable state.

This video shows the outcomes from the developments during 2010, which includes successful slosh control, swing-up and inversion control.

[video=youtube;Uf6Gh-hPDeo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf6Gh-hPDeo&feature=share[/video] Posted in: #Coffee Room

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