Video: Remember balancing a broomstick on your finger when you were a kid? It turns out that skill doesn't really have any real world benefits. The same can be said for this self-balancing stick that Mike Rouleau created. It's a fun bit of engineering — but are there any practical uses for this creation? Is sticking a pair of gigantic spinning flywheels on the side of a skyscraper a feasible way to guarantee it will never fall over? Probably not, but there's really only one way to find out.
Someone Find A Practical Use For This Incredible Self-Balancing Stick
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