The self-balancing scooter has three sections. The two axes control the left and right sides of the scooter’s body; the two sides can operate independently while moving, and will not interfere with each other. The scooter has two wheels; the width between the wheels does not exceed an average adults’ shoulder width, and the scooter is battery-powered.
The scooter has a handle that can be used to lift the scooter with one hand. The handle has a built-in display, and indicates parameters such as battery power, speed, temperature and Bluetooth connectivity. The front of the handle is equipped with a headlight and sensor; the sensor detects light levels and automatically switches on the headlight when visibility is low, and provides illumination while using the scooter at night. The scooter does not have any special brakes; when the rider leans forward, the scooter moves forward, when the rider stands erect, the scooter stops, and when the rider leans back, the scooter moves in reverse. The scooter uses the principle of dynamic equilibrium; when the body moves, the center of gravity changes and continues to change and balances itself. For example, when we lean forward, the human body is out of balance; the body's natural balance system informs the brain of the situation, and the brain issues instructions to different organs to regain balance. The Self-Balancing Two-axle Scooter provides an alternative to walking, while replicating the human body’s high-precision self-balancing system. It provides mobility at low cost, is quiet and convenient. The scooter uses lithium batteries; when the battery is fully charged the scooter can be used to continuously travel 20 km; when the low battery indicator is displayed, you need to recharge or replace the batteries; while charging, it is needed to be charged via the whole device. Mileage may differ based on the way you ride, related road conditions, grassy slopes, etc., as they may affect power consumption.
Precautions Before Using
1. Stand behind the scooter and adjust the handle till the pedals are level. At this time, the scooter is at a balanced state, and ready for use. First step on one of the pedals with one foot; place the other foot after you hear the "beep" sound, which indicates the scooter is in appropriate pressure state and maintains balance. If the pedals are not balanced, readjust them and make them level.
2. Balance Test : Place the scooter on a horizontal position, and press the "On/Off" button for 3s; release the button when you hear the "beep" sound and the side indicator LED lights flash. After conducting the balance test, you need to perform the riding test.
Stepping On and Maintaining Balance
Compared to riding a regular motorbike, it is easier to learn to operate the self-balancing scooter. Most beginners only take 3min to expertly operate the scooter. Have an instructor stand in front of the scooter, and hold your two hands so that you avoid losing your balance due to nervousness or improperly positioning yourself, as you step on to the scooter for first time.
- After stepping on the scooter, look straight ahead, rather than looking down.
- First step on the pedal with one foot, and maintain your body’s weight on the pedal as you align your center of gravity (imagine your stance when you are taking a step forward).
- Slowly step on the pedal with the other foot (imagine a standing stance on flat ground), trust your capability to balance on the scooter, stay calm and relaxed, and look forward.