Onewheel inventor and chief engineer Kyle Doerksen spent 8 years designing consumer and technical products at IDEO a global design and innovation firm. He holds multiple engineering degrees from Stanford University.
The idea for Onewheel evolved as he needed to walk a mile to work and dreamed of a better way to get there. He grew up in the Canadian Rockies as an avid snowboarder and wanted to bring the feeling of snowboarding to pavement. Electric vehicles are his passion and Onewheel is an expression of the true freedom and excitement that electric vehicles can achieve.
The Making Of...
From initial napkin sketches to early prototypes to machining Onewheel components on a Haas VF-2SS, there’s a lot of time and determination involved in the process. CNC is used extensively for both prototyping and production.