DIY Fan Assisted Scooter Powers Along (Slowly)

Scooters are pretty cool when you're a kid, but as time goes on, you typically upgrade to other modes of transportation. However, scooters can be cool again with the help of a fan and less need to push with your foot. Enter Fanscooter!

Fanscooter was only created in five hours by an engineering student named Charles, and its really quite a simple-looking contraption. It's made up of three scooters, a large fan and battery packs duct-taped together. The idea for the scooter came from an old project where the fan and battery packs were attached to a shopping cart--you can possibly guess its name--as well as 3D rendered image.

the result was a scooter you just hop on, press a trigger and off you go! Only you don't go too fast; it has only reached speeds of about 10 miles per hour so far. Another thing about the movement of the Fanscooter is that it will always start and travel at maximum force. So unlike cars that gather speed over a period of time, the Fanscooter will rather judder then shoot off, and keep going basically until it hits something. Outside, the road's surface creates a little more resistence.

Either way, it looks pretty fun to test, and it would be cool if someone could make an even better model that's actually roadworthy. Check out the fun in the video below.

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