Different components of a self-balancing scooter

elf-balancing scooters are quite interesting to look at and they are a great gadget for teens these days. A self-balancing scooter is equipped with many components and they all have a significant role in it’s working. These components are:

·   Pressure Pads

·   Motherboard

·   Central pivot

·   LED lights

·   Battery

·   Gyroscope

·   Charging port

·   Two infrared sensors

·   Steel frame

·   components work together to let you enjoy a smooth ride on your self-balancing scooter.

Wheels & motors

self-balancing scooters have two wheels

and these wheels have electric motors inside them. A speed sensor is also located in these wheels which detect the RPM of the wheels and send it to the motherboard. The motherboard which is also known as the logic board then further detects the current speed and tilt signals from the gyroscope.

Motherboard (Logic Board)

When the motherboard receives the information it begins to process the data and that too at an unbelievable fast speed. After processing this data, the motherboard signals the motors back to take the required action.


Gyroscopes are considered to be an important component of the self-balancing scooter. There are two gyroscopes in a self-balancing scooter that send the tilting and accelerating information. They can also sense the level of the earth. Gyroscopes tend to malfunction sometimes but you can calibrate them to make them work perfectly fine again.


Battery packs are the main source of keeping power in a self-balancing scooter. A self-balancing scooter would not operate or move in any direction without a battery pack.

Pressure pads

Pressure pads are placed on the top of a self-balancing scooter where you put your feet while standing up. Most people get the impression of these pads being a part of the complex mechanism of the boards which isn’t true. There are two different rubber pieces underneath pressure pads. These work for the gyroscopes as a switch. The pads push the two rubber triggers when you step on the board which infrared a sensor. This sensor lets the motherboard know that someone is on the board and it should begin balancing.


Remote is an additional feature when it comes to self-balancing scooters. It functions differently than other parts and gives you the ability to lock your board when you are not using it. You can put your self-balancing scooter in two different modes with this remote.

All the sensors in your board depend on the information from the motherboard and it tells the board’s “brain” (motherboard) how you are standing and then it helps you with your movement in a different direction. A self-balancing scooter is incomplete without a motherboard which is the main part and helps to maintain your balance and movement. All of your movements and directions you lean in are supported by a motherboard.

self-balancing scooters are great and if you are intimidated by one then definitely go for it! They surely are hyped greatly these days amongst teens and are pretty much fun to us. People owning self-balancing scooters seem to greatly enjoy their time with this gadget. So you should not let the complex mechanism scare you away and buy one for yourself too.





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