Design, Construction and Research of an Electric Unicycle with Rechargeable Flow Batteries

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Volume-58 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Lenin Sánchez, Elsa Arguello, Paola Quintana, Henry Acurio
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V58P209


Lenin Sánchez, Elsa Arguello, Paola Quintana, Henry Acurio "Design, Construction and Research of an Electric Unicycle with Rechargeable Flow Batteries", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V58(1),41-45 April 2018. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

People walk through cities in order to conduct several activities of their interest such as working, studying, going shopping and visiting their friends. This movement can be done by walking or using motor vehicles (busses, automobiles and motorcycles). Said circulation is reflected in the used space, time, energy, and economic resources, bringing negative consequences like accidents, atmospheric and acoustic contamination, and vehicular traffic congestion, which are the reason to worry that has motivated the automobile industry to develop new prototype designs based on alternative energy. The next research has like objective to design, construct and investigate the electric mobility for the development of an electric unicycle with rechargeable flow batteries. The prototype consists on an aluminium structure with a low gravity center for its balance, it has a three-phase synchronous Brushless motor with permanent magnet rotor, two lateral platforms where the user`s feet are put on to move, its ergonomic seat, its battery and the gyroscopicsystem that permits selfbalancing, what means the natural body´s movement is used to move. This new alternative mobility will help us to fight the environmental, acoustic contamination and in especial to not cause vehicular traffic congestion, reducing in this way the impact that it has in the nature, giving a novel and technological contribution for the society.

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