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Segway Rentals and Tours of Oklahoma City
Myriad Gardens
301 W. Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
Rates / person
$20 / 30 mn.
$35 / 1 hr.

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Hours of Operation
Thurs. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri.      6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat.     1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun.    1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Summer days and hours are often extended. Special sessions can be made available for groups.  We encourage you to call for speical arrangements.

The Segway® is basically sensors, a control system and a motor.

The sensors are an assembly of gyroscopes. A gyroscope is a spinning wheel inside a stable frame. A spinning object resists changes to its axis of rotation, (it’s a physics thing)    It is just a very complicated way to say that because the object is spinning, it will stay balanced.

Because it resists outside forces, a gyroscope wheel will maintain its position in space (relative to the ground), even if you tilt it. A sensor can tell the pitch of an object (its tilt) as well as its pitch rate (how quickly it is tilting).

About the Machines

Basic Gyroscope
The Segway® has 5 gyroscope type sensors to make the vehicle more reliable, and two bubble level sensors.

All of the tilt information is passed on to the "brain" of the vehicle, two electronic controller circuit boards. The Segway® has a total of 10 onboard microprocessors (about three times the power of a typical PC).In normal operation, the controller boards check the position sensors about 100 times per second. The microprocessors monitor all of the information and adjusts the speed of several electric motors accordingly. Normally, both boards work together, but if one board breaks down, the other will take over all functions so that the system can notify the rider of a failure and shut down gracefully. The electric motors, are powered by a pair of rechargeable batteries.  The motors  turn each of the wheels independently at variable speeds.

You can read a more scientific description at how stuff works.com