Monowheels have been around for decades, but it took an automotive outsider to try something new.
By Mike Haney
Posted 04.15.2004 at 12:58 pm 0 Comments
Dept.: You Built What?!
Tech: Motorized monowheel
Cost: Around $5,000
Time: 900 hours
Jake Lyall thinks the idea for a new kind of motorized one-wheeled vehicle came to him in a dream. Which makes sense, given that the 37-year-old part-time programmer and Renaissance Fair jouster had never worked for a garage, studied engineering, or even held a welder before he built the RIOT Wheel.
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