Buzzball: Roller Coaster in a Human-Sized Hamster Ball!

What do you get when you cross a hamster ball with a roller coaster, super size it so humans can go in? And if that's not enough, let's give it motors so you can drive it ... Behold, the Buzzball:

At the heart of the Buzzball is a dual motor configuration, enabling the pilot to control the motion and direction of travel via left and right control triggers, which provides power to the driving wheels. [...]

Once the Buzzball is in motion the pod maintains an upright position until the pilot turns, causing the pod to rotate inside the ball against the direction of travel, which applies a braking force and the pod to lock with the ball. This causes the pod to rotate with the ball until the weight of the pilot and pod overcomes the inertia forces and causes the Buzzball to change direction.

This is when the fun starts, as the speed will affect the degree of rotation of the pilot and pod from a partial barrel roll to complete and multiple rotations!

Link (with video of the Buzzball in action!) | Buzzball website

Newest 4
Newest 4 Comments

I took one look at that and said to myself, that company is in New Zealand isn't it? Freaking Kiwis, they won't be happy with that thing unless they are locked inside with a Komodo Dragon while rolling in that thing over a tank of acid.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Buzzball: Roller Coaster in a Human-Sized Hamster Ball!"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More