The monowheel is a vehicle that has only one wheel and the driver sits inside it. The wheel is a ring, usually driven by smaller wheels pressing against its inner rim.
source/image(PrtSc): The Q
Making a Monowheel out of WoodToday’s video shows how to make pedal powered monowheel bicycle out of wood. Maybe this thing would change the world, maybe not!The inner and outer frames are connected by a set of rollers. Watch the video from The Q for more info:
These small wheels let the inner frame stay upright as the outer frame rolls around it. That’s why the driver doesn’t spin inside the wheel. The outer frame spins while the driver’s weight holds the inner frame in place.
Today, monowheels are generally built and used for fun and entertainment purposes, though from the 1860s through to the 1930s, they were proposed for use as serious transportation.The recumbent-style seat arrangement is interesting as well, with a vertical support and two crosses to keep a rider from rolling off to the left or right.