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Extreme DIY: Monowheel puts a new spin on motorized vehicles

Aug. 17, 2018

YouTuber Make it Extreme offers viewers a step-by-step tutorial illustrating how he brought this unusual vehicle to life.

What do you get when you cross a motorcycle with a unicycle and add a touch of whimsy? You get a monowheel. In case you've never seen one, a monowheel is a one-wheeled, single-track vehicle, and the rider sits inside the wheel. In a recent video, YouTuber Make it Extreme offers viewers a step-by-step tutorial illustrating how he brought this unusual vehicle to life.

According to Make it Extreme: "The monowheel is a machine that has only one wheel and the driver sits inside it. The wheel is leaded by other smaller wheels and it is moved by the machine through a rubber wheel, which is connected with the main wheel.

Firstly, we started our structure by making a big, metallic wheel with 130cm diameter using a tube of 40mm diameter. Then, we lined the metallic wheel with a rubber in order to achieve having the benefits that all the tyres have on the street. Also, due to the fact that the wheel is big in size, we took 4 tyres from small motorbikes and we cut them as well as we glued the one with the other in order to form a tyre."

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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