Kickstarter: The Jyrobike, An Auto Balance Bike For Kids
By harnessing the physics behind what makes a gyroscope work, the creators of the Jyrobike have built a bicycle that remains upright and stable, which helps children learn how to ride a bicycle quickly.
It works by utilizing a unique front wheel, that has a fast spinning disc motor driven wheel, which is powered by a rechargeable battery. The resulting gyroscopic force of the spinning disc in the “Control Hub” allows the bike to stand up even at slow speeds.
As children develop confidence, parents can use a wireless controller to adjust the balance settings, to gradually ween their kids of the bikes electronics stabilization aids.
The company has collected 20k of their 100k goal with 30 days to go. Interested? For $129 you can back the project and get a 12″ Conrol Hub front wheel and Wireless Controller, $149 will net you a 16″, and for $249 you’ll get a whole bike.
Head here to back the project