Design sketches for an earlier version of the STAIR ROVER
A previous model of the STAIR ROVER featured one large set of three wheels in the rear
An earlier STAIR ROVER experiment, which featured trucks with spinning sets of three wheels on each side
The STAIR ROVER is a prototype skateboard designed to descend stairs
The STAIR ROVER has eight wheels, mounted two-per-side on a pair of trucks that pivot to follow the contours of the stairs
The STAIR ROVER's flexible deck helps it to conform to the angles of the stairs
Skateboards are definitely a part of the urban landscape, but you know what else is? Stairs. Generally, the two don’t go together – when skateboarders reach a set of stairs, they typically have to pick up their board and carry it. London-based product designer Po-Chih Lai would like to see boarders be able to roll right on down those stairs, however, so he created a one-off skateboard that lets them do just that. It’s called the STAIR ROVER.
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