DIY Segway Looks Like Modded Golf Caddy

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This is what you get when a bunch of students - some of them high schoolers —four of them from MIT—get together and make their own version of the Segway. It may look like one of those golf caddies on wheels but it works and it's cheap: check the video comparing the original Segway with its sub-$1,000 imitator.

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The students' four aims were to make their transporter for less than $1,000 and 50 pounds, to give it lean steering and to be able to ride it through doorways. It's even got two cupholders! [The DIY Segway]

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kaisermachead

@omg-ponies: This summer, a meter maid actually sped passed me on a Segway by Coney Island. I thought that this was the case too, but maybe meter maids are exempt heh.

But it's funny that simply positioning the foot stand below the axis of the wheels makes everybody go "Ooooh Ahhhh" and shell out a ridiculous amount of money for something that requires a lot less tech than a paraplegic person's 3-wheeled scooter.