So with all the fame and glory of UK Swegways, we bet you’re wondering how Hoverboards work. So before you purchase one of our beautiful Hoverboards for sale, we thought you’d like to know how Swegways work first. After this, be sure to take advantage of our Swegway Sale. Also, don’t forget that we also supply premium Electric Scooters for Sale too!
As human beings, the ability to balance and stay upright is one of the simple yet most intricate tasks we take for granted. Think of a baby trying to first learn to stand. They’ll no doubt hold onto something in order to regain balance. The brain needs to control the leg muscles in order to stand. It then makes minor adjustments based on the information it receives from the sensors of the body (eyes, inner ear, muscles, joints, etc..). Once they start to walk, this information needs to be processed faster by the brain to keep the balance while moving and eventually running. Truly a miracle!
The Hoverboard Swegway works very much in a similar way. Just swap your legs for wheels, muscles for motors, brain for microprocessors, bodily sensors for sophisticated tilt sensors. This is how Hoverboards work. The microprocessors detect when you lean forwards or backwards and counter balance this to keep you upright. Furthermore, depending on your speed the Swegway will control the wheels at just the right speed moving you forwards, backwards, left or right. This is Dynamic Stabilisation and is exactly how Swegways work.
How Hoverboards work
Let’s drop science terms for a moment and really appreciate how Hoverboards work. Try standing on it with it switched off, not that we endorse that. You’ll notice that it’s a difficult thing to do. You’ll have some fun laughing at your mates doing it. Just make sure you hold onto something as it’s almost impossible to stay upright for a respectable amount of time! Nonetheless, it is reminiscent to that moment as a baby attempting to stand for the first time. That’s how it feels!
For all our tech-geeks, let’s go a little deeper to explain how Hoverboards work. The main sensors are from gyroscopes assembled together forming the legs behind the Hoverboard. In essence, a gyroscope is a spinning wheel which is free to rotate in any orientation along the axis of rotation.
According to the conservation of angular momentum, the orientation of the axis is not affected by any tilting or rotational forces acting upon it. This smart bit of engineering used in inertial navigation systems and utilised in the Hubble telescope. It’s also in intercontinental ballistic missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and commercial ships. It’s in your Hoverboard Swegway device too. All of this is happening while you’re standing on it and having fun riding your Hoverboard.
How Swegways Work
How Swegways work is a miracle but is achievable nonetheless with thanks to the internal gyroscopes. The type of gyroscope your board uses is a solid-state sensor, constructed of silicon and determines angular rate using the Coriolis Effect, albeit on a small-scale.
This effect is in essence the apparent turning of a moving object, relative to the rotation of another object. It’s why storms are clockwise in the Southern hemisphere and anticlockwise in the Northern hemisphere.
The solid state silicon sensor is made up of a silicon plate and support frame, electrostatic current is applied across the plate from the battery causing the silicon particles to vibrate. When no bodily weight is applied, the particles vibrate in a predictable fashion. The tilting applied by your legs causes the particles to shift relative to the plate, this affects the vibration and is proportional to the degree of rotation. This information processes through a cluster of microprocessors (the brain) which works out when your board is rotating on a certain axis.
The microprocessors operate a sophisticated piece of software which monitors in real-time all the data coming from the sensors and makes adjustments to the Hoverboard motors to keep the board stable and move the rider in the direction of the tilt. Powering the motors are Samsung lithium batteries which are capable of moving the wheels independently at varying speeds. The Swegways wheel motors are 2x 350w silent german motors capable of reaching speeds of up to 10 mph.
Hoverboards for Sale
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We hope this article helps shed some light on the Hoverboard and Swegway!