Hendo Hoverboard

Oct 22, 2014

Category: Tech

Is this is it? Could there finally be an actual working hoverboard? It appears the answer to that question is yes.

California startup Arx Pax has created Hendo, what they’re calling the world’s first real hoverboard. While you won’t mistake its current abilities for anything from Back to the Future movies, there is video proof of it floating one inch off the ground, and that’s pretty darn impressive. It uses the same kind of electromagnetic field technology found in MagLev trains, so that does mean it will only hover over metal surfaces like copper or aluminum; no taking the Hendo to work just yet. The board’s engines create a special magnetic field which pushes against itself, creating the lift that gets it off the ground, with the current prototype able to support up to 300 pounds. Arx Pax is looking for support on Kickstarter to further the technology, and eventually get these out in the real world. Fingers crossed. [Purchase]

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