Is sharing self balance scooter mode possible ?

It seems in just one night a bike rental service called sharing bike began in April 2016, and then you can see it everywhere.Shared bike brand OFO get a total of 4 rounds of financing, and rapid expanding.

ofo sharing bicycles

According to the data provided by OFO, after one year operation, OFO has nearly 70,000 shared bicycles, total of 15 million times sharing bicycles, daily orders more than 500,000, the number of users is around 1.5 million from 20 cities in China. From the data,OFO is the largest sharing bicycle platform in China.

And immediately there are “Mobile electric scooter”, “Mobile car” and other rental services following sharing bicycles, and earn a lot of money in a short time, due to short distance travel has a great potential demand and high frequency of use , these short distance travel tool and model has been successful.

Then for the self balance scooters, as an initially considered as a short distance travel tool, can they follow this sharing mode too ?

Although after three years of high speed development, self balance scooter already well known by the public, but for the self balance scooters and their application is undoubtedly still curiosity and interesting to public, so self balance scooter rental model can utilize people’s curiosity, target to gadget rental market. Changes in the application of self balance scooter undoubtedly affect the application places. This means that the self balance scooter can not be renting like bikes, electric scooters and cars that just living on the road, customers can ride anytime; self balance scooter should rental in entertainment places, parks, leisure venues, government agencies, large hotels, subways, large shopping malls , farm, school etc., and it has a higher requirements for the models, electric unicycle balance scooter is so hard to learn, I am afraid it is difficult to rent out.

segway scooter

Two wheels self balance scooter, such as Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter, Segway scooter etc,can be used easily, as long as the rent mode properly set, cost control is good, we think they can be popular too.

Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter unboxing and review

Hoverboard industry has been blooming since 2015,and Xiaomi from China has invested a lot in China’s leading segway scooter manufacturer Ninebot, and then ninebot has enough money to purchase the original segway scooter founder: Segway Inc. Sinces then Ninebot became the biggest hoverboard and self balance segway scooter manufacturer all over the world.

Ninebot and Xiaomi joint issued the popular 9th Mini segway scooter in the middle of 2016,we have been purchase one set then,we would like to release its unboxing details now.

Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter in black color

Although we can see various self balance scooter on the market,but in fact all self balance scooters can be divided into two kinds: one is single wheel balance scooter, the other one is two wheels hoverboard. Relatively speaking, single wheeled balance scooter will be more difficult to learn when riding. This time Xiaomi issued 9th balance scooter, which indeed belongs to the two wheels hoverboard. It is easier to get started and ride on two wheels, which reduces the threshold of user learning and use.

The following is basic technical parameters of Xiao 9 mini segway scooter:

1, with wheel size of 10.5 inches (about 26 cm), two whels, total motor power is 700 watts.
2, powered by 54.8V 4300mAh LG lithium ion battery,its maximum theoretical driving mileage is about 22km after full charge.
3, maximum speed up to 16 km/h,can be limited by APP.
4, scooter frame made of magnesium alloy, scooter net weight 12.8 kg with load capacity of 85 kg.

The accessories comes with Xiao 9 mini segway scooter includes: an inner hexagonal wrench, two screws, a small direction bar cover, an inflatable extension rod and a charger.Once you open the Xiaomi 9 balance scooter package box, you only need to install the steering rod with included hexagon wrench and screws, then you can try to ride. Since the mini segway scooter is very compact, the accessories also includes an inflatable extension rod for battery fulfilling the tires.

Accessories in Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter carton box

On the mini segway scooter pedal,there are protective films which remind us direction, once familiar with Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter front and rear direction, you can tear off the protective film.

Xiaomi 9 mini segway protective film and power button location

Power button and Bluetooth, battery status indicator were in front of the steering rod.

Under status indicator, there are the charging port and LED headlights. No. 9 mini segway scooter waterproof rating is IP54,suitable for daily life waterproof. As the charging port is close to the ground, the charging port has a rubber protective cover. LED headlights will automatic adjust its lightness according to ambient lightness and darkness.charging port details of Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter

Self sensing LED taillights have different color indicators,normal status is blue, stop status is red, when you turn left or right,the corresponding direction light will be displayed in yellow.

blue led color when mini segway scooter in normal status

Yellow led light when Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter truns left or right

As already mentioned before, a two wheel hoverboard is easier to use than a single wheeled balance scooter. Therefore, with the Ninebot Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter APP built in tutorial, you can get started in a few minutes.

iphone connected to Xiaomi 9 mini segways scooter App control software

Currently Xiao 9 mini segway scooter APP has support iOS and Android system. If the iOS version is 9.0 or above,error message will appear at run time. In this case, you need to set the Ninebot application as trust in “Settings-General-File description option”.

Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter user tutorial built in app

During the testing Android mobile phone running Ninebot APP, we found that for some mobile phone system, even if the Bluetooth hardware version is 4.0, and the Android system is 4.3 or more, still can not be connected with the Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter.We hope this problem can be settle soon.

Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter is easy to ride with its tutorial

The first time you run the Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter, there will be a detailed newbie tutorial. According to the tutorial, most users can master the skills of driving Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter in a few minutes. But this also varies from person to person, if the user balance ability is not very good, he may need to spend a longer time for practice.

sound alarm when Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter reaches its maximum speed

(If Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter reaches its maximum speed,there will be an alarm and automatically slow down)

set speed limitation with App for Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter

From the security point, the Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter not only offer security insurance to user, but also set the speed limit mode for newly used scooter. Only after consumers familiar with the scooter then it will unlock the speed limit mode. If you need to lend your Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter to other newbie, you can also manually limit the speed in the APP, the minimum speed can be limited to 5 km/h. After a speed of more than 16 km/h, the mini segway scooter will have a sound alarm and automatically adjust tilt upwards to control the speed.

In fact the road experience is more challenging. As the mini segway scooter wheel size only about 26cm, if there are too much potholes, deceleration zone in the road, the bumps will be obviously, user need to be particularly carefully and drive in a slow speed.Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter is more suitable for flat road useage. As the mini segway scooter don’t have mechanical brake device, so you need to pay special attention to traffic safety on the road.

As a scooter fans, it is necessary to understand the internal structure of the Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter. Therefore, we have open the Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter the day we received it.What we want to stress here is, as the mini segway scooter battery highest voltage reaches to 63V after full charge, far more higher than the 36V safe voltage range, so non professionals do not try to dismantle the mini segway scooter,to avoid security incidents.

Warning information on Mini segway scooter battery

The battery is located in the bottom of Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter, after loosen the four corner screws, it is easy to remove the battery. Battery weighs about 4.3 kg. After removing the battery, you can see the circuit board inside the mini segway scooter.

Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter inner structure

In the main circuit board. The master and motor control circuits are located on the same board. Both sides with the white heat radiation silicone grease, MOS tube which control the motor covered with a metal cover.The circuit board is mounted on the metal scooter frame and heat radiation of the motor control part through the metal frame.

Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter main board

Due to the waterproof requirements, the No. 9 Xiaomi mini segway scooter circuit board coated with a layer of insulating paint. The circuit board has a variety of built-in sensors. The CPU of mini segway is a ST STMicroelectronics 32-bit microcontroller,Model is STM32F103 with ARM Cortex-M3 core and clocked at 72MHz.

CPU of Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter

There are an infrared sensor on both of the foot pedals position. People step on the pedal, the rubber pedal will subsidence, blocking the infrared light. Through this switch you can be aware of whether the feet are placed rightly.

infrared sensor on the gyroscope board of Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter

View from the internal structure, Xiaomi 9 mini seway scooter interior structure is very simple.

After a few days of experience the Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter, we think if consumers are familiar with the characteristics of mini segway scooter, within a few kilometers of short distance transportation, the Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter will be very helpful. Due to standing “driving”, long time driving user will be a bit tired when riding on the road, there is potential security risks, so user need to pay more attention on safety.We suggest user use Xiaomi 9 mini segway scooter for short distance transportation vehicle or ” gadget ” for funny or weekend leisure purpose.

Ninebot Mini Pro Balance Scooter-Update version for Ninebot 9

Ninebot E +, Ninebot One S1 / S2 Series and the Ninebot 9 balance scooter upgrade / Mini Pro will be displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas International Convention Center during 5th-8th Jan 2017, to show the world’s most innovative short distance transport equipment technology and bring new experience for the user.

Ninebot Mini Pro Balance Scooter

As a feast of science and technology, CES has been successfully held for 49 years, is one of the world’s largest, highest level and the most extensive consumer electronics products exhibition. Every year new product from the world’s leading enterprises will be displayed in the platform, leading the global trend of consumer electronics products. The Tetris, unmanned aerial vehicles, surface screen, come to the world market from here.

As a regular participant of CES in the past years, Ninebot Technology Co., Ltd attending too. In 2015, Ninebot acquired Segway-the American balance scooter company.After six months of “grinding”, Segway and Ninebot has been integrated in the technical gradually. This year, Ninebot launched the Ninebot 9 balance scooer upgrade version-Mini Pro, is the new entertainment experience created by Segway R&D engineers who conbine balance scoooter and VR together.

According to reviews, the Mini Pro balance scooter equipped with horizontal moving bracket at the bottom, and foot control head equipped with the mobile camera.The rider put on VR glass, control the scooter through the remote control, and then he can experience the journey with mobile + virtual cool experience. During the CES, these products will be fully open to public.

Xiao Mi 9 self balance segway scooter features

Xiao Mi 9 self balance segway scooter features

1.Standing driving: Xiao Mi 9 self balance segway scooter using a standing driving style, Control the scooter movement through the body gravity and the knee controlled handle.Driver’s hands were totally freely, this is really cool and helpful.

2. Green. Xiao Mi 9 self balance segway scooter with battery-powered, completely free of pollution to the environment, absolutely green, and can be used with repeatedly charging. And the motor operating efficiency is high,with low noise and high efficiency, thus not only reducing the noise pollution, but also saves more energy.

3.Turning radius is very small, close to 0 degree. Make it suitable for using in a small space.For example: shopping malls, trail, talent market, workshops and so on.

4.No mechanical brake system:the angular signal was detected by the gyroscope, angle signal was detected by accelerometer, and then the CUP get the exact angle singal of two wheel electric balance scooter, the exact ,and transmit this signal to single-chip, so the PWM control module in the single-chip with control the rotatating direction of the motor.This will not only avoid the waste of energy, but also to avoid to wear the brake pads.

In our real life, two wheels self balance segway scooter ( former of Xiao Mi 9 self balance scooter ) have been adopted in some special industries, like during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the policeman using ” Segway Scooter” on the streets, so when the policemen encounter suspicious circumstances, they can respond very quickly, so it has been effectively improve the working effectiveness.

And also, Xiao Mi 9 self balance Segway scooter has been used for daily short travel and having fun.

Ninebot Xiaomi 9 balance scooter sell out one million sets over the past 10 months

On 13th August 2016, Ms. Zhang Jiachen, responsible for sales of Ninebot’s rebot products, attended the global artificial intelligence and robotics summit CCF-GAIR, participated in the “Robot Business Scene”roundtable forum. And she revealed that the “Xiaomi 9 balance scooter” has been sold out “nearly a million” in the past 10 months.

October 19, 2015, Xiao mi issued its Xiaomi 9 balance scooter, which is wholly knee controlled balance scooter. This balance wheel was manufactured by its partner-Nibebot Inc, who has fully owned Segway.

Xiaomi 9 balance scooter adopts allinimum alloy as it frame material and 15 exclusive safety technology , wholly support self balancing two wheels by knee control, go forwards and back forwards up human’s gravity. Ninebot 9 balance scooter with a maximum speed of 16Km/H and driving mileage of 22km, its can easily climbing up a 15 degree slope. Its net weight about 12.5kg which makes it very easy to take it any where with you. Also, they have been prepared optional helmet, knee and wrist protector etc for more safety driving.

Xiaomi 9 balance scooter is a prefect balance scooter for beginner.

How to drive Xiaomi 9 balance scooter ?

How to drive Xiaomi 9 balance scooter ?

Similar to the body’s own balance system, when the body’s gravity forward,scooter need to move forward to keep balance, gravity backward and the scooter will move backward to keep balance. At the same time, the electric balance scooter steering through the adjustable handle, swing the handle and the two wheels produce speed difference (for example, swing the handle to the left, the right wheel speed will be faster than the left wheel )to achieve the effect of steering.
Scooter powered by a battery pack, a full charge make sure 20-70km mileage ( depends on the battery capacity ) and maximum speed of 20km/h. When riding, make sure the steering handle face to the direction where we want to move forward, the scooter will move to the direction pointed. When the direction is in the middle of the scooter, the scooter will move straightly forward. When the steering worked, the scooter will control the left and right sides to get corresponding speed difference, and achieve steering effect.Make sure that the human body in the same direction of scooter and you will get a better steering experience.

Breakthrough vertical steering design more in line with the body’s operating habits.

Precautions:
1.Before driving the electric balancing scooter, you need to check the smart balance wheel parts are installed firmly or not, make sure they are without any damage.
2.You need to find an open and flat space for practice, this space should be at least 4×4 meter area, indoor and outdoor can be ok.
3.You need to have a good understanding of the driving environment: to ensure that you will not be disturbed by cars, passersby, pets, bicycles and other obstacles.