This low cost self-balancing skateboard project is a mix between the Segway-like scooter and Electric Segway Skateboard we’ve covered before. Add an Arduino microcontroller, a motor, and some sensors to a standard skateboard and you get a wheeled vehicle which does the balancing job on its own.
It’s light enough to carry around and is build it modules to make it easy to screw onto skateboards. It runs with the help of accelerometers and gyros to maintain balance and direction. After you step on it, it automatically begins to level and is ready for you to move forward. See the full build tutorial for more details.
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