Instructions

User Manual
Bzooma K-Bot
Marketed in Australia and New Zealand by Bzooma Pty Ltd ABN 37 640 907 507
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents............................................................................................................................................... 1
Company Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 2
K-Bot Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 3
Operating Principle ............................................................................................................................................ 4
What’s In The Box .............................................................................................................................................. 5
The Main Constituent Parts Of K-Bot ................................................................................................................ 6
How To Keep Your Balance ................................................................................................................................ 7
Preparation For Riding ....................................................................................................................................... 8
Preparations....................................................................................................................................................... 9
Instructions To Ride ......................................................................................................................................... 10
Charging The K-Bot .......................................................................................................................................... 12
Maintenance And Service ................................................................................................................................ 13
Contact Information ........................................................................................................................................ 14
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COMPANY INTRODUCTION
Bzooma Pty Ltd is a wholly owned Australian Company holding exclusive rights to market the products of
Zhejiang Topso Technology Co. Ltd. in Australia and New Zealand. Their factory is located in Hangzhou, the
Leisure Capital of China. Zhejiang Topso works closely with the industrial design specialists of the China
National Innovation Centre, and their strong technical team has direct access to the mechanical-electrical
integration department of the National Robot Laboratory.
We aim to bring efficient, low-to-zero emission, affordable mobility resources to you the private owner,
as well as to Tourism, Industry, Police and Government organizations and the myriad companies who
need people to move about efficiently.
The four models marketed in Australia and New Zealand have a strong following in Europe, Scandinavia,
China, the Middle East, Japan and Korea. They are widely used in airports, conference and exhibition
centers, sporting venues, tourist parks, and are increasingly used by police and on military bases.
As this amazing technology continues to develop, Bzooma will be the first to bring it to you at the most
affordable price.
Bzooma Pty Ltd is a compact efficient team of product development specialists, marketers, and support
personnel, who are committed to the job of receiving your order or enquiry, and dealing with it
promptly and efficiently through our dealer network spanning Australia and New Zealand.
In line with the Bzooma policy of conservation, our premises and equipment are powered by solar
electricity.
At Bzooma, we offer a select range of Personal Transporters through an efficient organization with no
unnecessary overheads, bringing you the customer cutting-edge technology at the lowest possible price.
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K-BOT INTRODUCTION
The K-Bot is suitable for daily transportation use or leisure. K-Bot’s balance is controlled by gyroscope
sensors and driven by a high tech electric motor. When standing on the machine, the user simply leans
forward to drive it and leans back to stop it. Left & right balance is maintained the same as riding a
bicycle. The further forward you lean the faster you go.
The K-Bot is small enough to be taken and used anywhere.
Perfecting the skill of riding the K-Bot will strengthen your muscles and enhance your physical
development. By mastering the balance movement, you train your attention, cultivate reaction speed,
increase body flexibility, and improve physique and self-confidence.
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Before you ride the Bzooma K-Bot, please read the warnings and safety instructions.
OPERATING PRINCIPLE
K- Bot Inverted Pendulum System
The forwards and backwards stability of the Bzooma K-Bot is controlled by the machine’s intelligent
power base. It can be thought of as a computer with its motor reacting to sensors that maintain an
inverted pendulum. A great deal of research was invested into perfecting this system for manufacture.
Left and right stability is dependent on the user and achieved identically to riding a bicycle.
Technical Specifications
Max Speed: 18KM/H
Range: About 40km
Changeable Battery: 400WH
Motor: 500W
Max Load: 120kg
Charging Time: About 4 hours
Wheel Size: 407 mm
Type: Unicycle
Max Incline: <17 degree
Pedal Height: 95mm (when dismounted)
Charging Voltage: Support AC110V~220V, 50-60HZ
Applicable Temperature: -40 °C - 50 °C
K- Bot Weight: 13.6kg
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WHAT’S IN THE BOX
The main constituent parts of K-Bot
Bot self balancing monocycle
K Bot …………………………………………………………………………………….
…………………………………………….
Charger……………………………………………………………………………
Charger………………………………………………………………………………..
Learner’s strap………………………………………………………………………
strap…………………………………………………………………
Manual online as PDF or web book at bzooma.com.au …………..
………….
Training wheels (Optional extra) …………………...…………
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THE MAIN CONSTITUENT PARTS OF K-BOT
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HOW TO KEEP YOUR BALANCE
1) K-Bot is self-balancing. It uses a
gyroscope to maintain stability forward
and back.
2) When you lean forward, the K Bot will move
according to how far you lean. When you lean back,
you will slow down or stop accordingly.
3) The K- Bot cannot keep balance left and
right. It needs forward motion and weight
control, just like riding a bike.
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PREPARATION FOR RIDING
1. The use of the learners strap will be useful until you become proficient in your riding skills.
1) Fit learners strap to the handle of the K
Bot. Keep one foot on the pedal. Adjust the
learners strap to a comfortable length.
2) When you lose your balance and have to jump off
the K- Bot, you can use the learners strap to grab it
and avoid scratches.
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PREPARATIONS
1) Choose a suitable place: test ride on a flat
area, without motor vehicles and people.
3) An assistant is helpful
right now.
2) Check the charge in the battery. A
green light = At least 80% full. A Red
light = 20% or less charge remains.
4) Pass learners strap
through the handle and
adjust the length in place.
5) The learner’s wheels
may be useful at this
stage. A dependence
on them may restrict
your learning process.
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INSTRUCTIONS TO RIDE
There are five steps to ride the K- Bot. Please carefully read the manual as it really will help.
1. Power-on
Grip the handle with one hand, keep the K Bot vertical, and open
the two pedals.
Press the power button to turn the machine on. You will hear a
beep. The green light will turn on and it’s ready to ride.
NOTE -DO NOT RIDE IF THE RED LIGHT TURNS ON!
It is advised to move the handle forwards and backwards several
times along the direction of travel to get an understanding of
acceleration and deceleration.
2. Try to stand
Now step one foot onto the pedal. Stand with the middle of your
foot on the pedal.
With one foot on the machine and one still on the ground you
should be able to get a sense of forwards and backwards
movement. Press your ankle against the ankle grip to steady the
machine.
Gradually adjust your balance towards the foot which is on the K-Bot. Once a stable center is
achieved, your aim is to move the other foot onto its pedal. Your foot must be able to resist
returning to the ground for one to two seconds. Keep practicing and do not continue with further
steps for riding until this is achieved.
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3. Riding
Primary movements
Adjust your balance on the K-Bot and gently push forward on the pedals like riding a
bike. At the same time, use the foot on the ground to push off and the K-Bot will
move ahead. You will need to keep balance as explained earlier when standing on the
K-Bot. Quickly put the other foot on the pedal and you should be able to ride for at
least 3-5 meters. Now get some practice at forward and backward in a straight line.
You need to be confident at this to move on to the next step which is turning.
Secondary movements
Now that you are riding, attention should be focused on keeping and adjusting
speed. Keep a fixed speed by maintaining your lean forwards or backwards. Adjust
speed by leaning further forwards or backwards. Keep practicing as this will allow you
to ride for longer distances.
Turning
Initially, beginners will tend to turn by rotating their upper body. However, in order
to advance and turn with precision, you need to be able to adjust your weight
accordingly. Apply weight towards the direction you want to turn by pushing down
through your feet.
Safety
With experience you will recognise your own riding limitations. Please be aware that
the K-Bot has weight limits and restrictions which are as advised earlier.
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CHARGING THE K-BOT
1.
The
batteries
are
2. Please charge the battery in
3. It will take about four
lithium ion. You should
a clean and dry location. When
hours to
make
the red light comes on, the
When
the
charge is in progress.
indicator
changes from
sure
that
the
battery is fully charged
on first use.
fully
charge.
charger
red to green, it means the
charging is complete.
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MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE
PRESERVATION
Please store the K- Bot in a dry place.
Please disconnect the charger when not used for longer periods of time. Refer to your Bzooma dealer
should the battery eventually need replacement.
Please use a wet cloth and warm detergent to clean your K- Bot.
TYRE CARE
The recommended tyre pressure for the K Bot is 250 KPA (36 PSI)
If a tyre requires replacement the best option is to have it serviced at your dealer where the correct tyre
is available. Your dealer has experience with this task. If you prefer to do the job yourself, refer to the
service section of the Bzooma web site www.bzooma.com.au for detailed instructions and photographs.
BATTERY CARE
Charge the batteries occasionally even if not used. This will extend the battery life.
The life expectancy of the battery is about one thousand charges. When a battery requires replacement
please refer to your dealer who will supply and fit a factory recommended battery. They will then send
the expired battery for recycling.
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Bzooma Pty Ltd
Website: http://bzooma.com.au
E-mail: office@bzooma.com.au
Refer to bzooma.com.au for a dealer near you.
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WARRANTY
Bzooma Pty Ltd Limited Warranty
Bzooma Pty Ltd provides this Limited Warranty to the
original purchasers of new Bzooma machines in Australia
and New Zealand.
Bzooma Pty Ltd guarantees the machine, power base
including Motor, Battery and charger, against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year,
from date of delivery to the original purchaser. Damage
caused by accident or obvious abuse is not covered by this
warranty.
To make a claim covered by this warranty the purchaser
must contact an authorised BZOOMA Pty Ltd Dealer for
inspection and service. Indications of abuse, accident, or
unauthorised tampering with the machine power base
mechanical, or electrical equipment, will void any claim.
Bzooma Pty Ltd is not responsible for transport costs
associated with obtaining service or repairs under this
warranty.
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