Welcome to the future of rides. Not satisfied with regular roller-coaster rides, Timothy Brien has designed the Buzzball. The beauty of the Buzzball is that you can control your own level of buzz and create your own thrill experience. You can go for a little fun ride, or a full-blown hair-raising adventure.
The motion and direction of Buzzball can be controlled thanks to a dual motor configuration which provides power to the wheels.
According to the designer, "Powering one wheel will spin the pod and pilot on it's axis around the inside of the ball changing the direction of travel. If power is applied equally to both wheels the pod will rear up as the wheels climb up the face of the ball forcing the ball to rotate around the pod and powering the Buzzball forward. 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."
The thrill comes when the Buzzball picks up speed, which results in a partial barrel roll of the pilot and pod up to complete and multiple rotations.
The Buzzball is a future product in development. But you can still roll down the hill in a zorb, or roll around on water:
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