The Jironimo is an electromechanical system that uses a gyroscope to ensure that children’s bicycles are maintained in balance, even if they advance at a slow speed or even if they are completely stopped. This device / accessory can replace the auxiliary wheels to prevent the bicycle from falling too often and also to help children create new tricks and feats using force gyroscopes to perform new maneuvers.
Last year, while I worked on the Arrow concept, I stumbled, quite by chance, on the C-1 Lit Motors, which uses gyroscopes to ensure that the vehicle is maintained straight at low speed. Of course, this technology is currently in development for use on large models of closed bicycles, but it is only a matter of time before this technology can be reduced and adapted to the bicycle market (and other markets). The Jironimo will be used to train young children, giving them more confidence and assist them in the creation of great new stunts.
How it works
The Jironimo includes one or more gyroscopes packaged in a plastic container. This unit can be simply screwed onto the bike frame in the middle of the chassis, near the center of gravity. It would be provided with its own battery and charging system.
The Jironimo could measure the acceleration and deceleration of the bicycle, speed, angle, and so on. It would activate the desired effect by the pilot. For example, it could be programmed to assist the child from time to time just to keep the bike upright, or it could remain active all the time. When children are using auxiliary wheels, they become caught often enough because they raise the middle wheel. Eliminating these wheels would simplify things.
The Jironimo would also have integrated LED lights on the side and front so that users can see them when they pedal slowly. The seat serves as a second suspension, in addition to the shock absorbers mounted on the forks.
What it’s used for
The balance algorithm Jironimo would suit some bikes, such as those in the representations of children bicycle show. By cons, each user would have access to the software and could thus adjust it according to its own criteria. You may access the software, play with the settings, and use the Jironimo on another bicycle, other vehicles or even as an accessory. In short, it does much more than replace the auxiliary wheels.
I would like to thank Abhishek Roy, who created the images for the Jironimo concept. Abhishek is the owner of Lunatic Koncepts, a design business installed in India. Abhishek’s team also created the Antipode and Korbiyor designs.