One Wheel From Two

Created on 19 Oct 2021

If you can't afford a One Wheel like those grad students outside CIC who let you ride it, just convert a hoverboard!

Plan on turning a cheap hoverboard into a One Wheel by reconfiguring parts and machining new ones. Its so slow you can't possibly get hurt! Will include some speed and range mods for those with a bigger budget hehe ;)


Alby Penney


David Barajas

Part Cost Quantity Total
The hoverboard $155.00 1 $155.00
700W Hoverboard with 8.5 in wheels to be converted into a one wheel (from Alibaba = forsure legit!)
The Foot Sensor $4.95 1 $4.95
Flexible resistive velostat sensor for foot control
The Tire $29.15 1 $29.15
13x6.5-6 Tire for drag-racing lawnmowers
The Tube $11.99 1 $11.99
Inner tube for the tire to ensure a smooth ride
The Backup Wheels $3.60 2 $7.20
Casters for the front to mitigate nose-dive accidents (which will never happen of course)
The Frame $28.03 1 $28.03
5 feet of 1"x2" OD 6061 Aluminum U-channel
The power $4.95 1 $4.95
30V/10A Digital voltmeter/ampmeter to display battery pack voltage and current draw
The Grip $8.99 1 $8.99
Grip Tape for traction
Project Totals: 9 $250.26
Track 1 Base Budget: $300.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $49.74