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I did something like this for my 5th grade science fair project.
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post #12 of 61
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Originally Posted by opty165 View Post

Isn't this old news? I swear I've seen that same exact hover board model months ago if not longer. Or is this someone who is using this magnet model to make an actual working hover board?

It might be old news, but the article is from today, and it looked interesting, so I posted it.
post #13 of 61
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Originally Posted by Pudding View Post

I did something like this for my 5th grade science fair project.

Pretty much this. It's so simple I can't understand why people are excited. It has nothing to do with the fact that it only supports 5 lbs, the technology used simply isn't revolutionary. Now, if Apple built one...
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post #14 of 61
not really sure how original this is, as japanese already have the same physical concept on a much higher scale
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maglev
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post #15 of 61
It works.. but you can't go far without a ton of metal. Better off sticking with high powered vacuums. Then you can go somewhere, even if you're on a 50' cord.
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post #16 of 61
Forgive me if I am wrong but isn't this old technology??? As shown here it can't support very much weight and you have to have a counter magnet under it at all times for it to work. It's been that way for years with no improvement.

You remember the silver ship that padame rode in from the newer series of the star wars sega? Right after the release of episode 1 I got a toy replica that did the exact same thing. I got it out of a kids meal and that was over 10 years ago.....
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*Moves an inch..Stops...Gets off board...Moves the powered baseplates...Gets on the board... Moves an inch...Repeats*

Hardly the most productive form of transportation. rolleyes.gif Wake me up when it at least contains a flux capacitor. thumb.gif
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post #18 of 61
Quote:
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*Moves an inch..Stops...Gets off board...Moves the powered baseplates...Gets on the board... Moves an inch...Repeats*

Hardly the most productive form of transportation. rolleyes.gif Wake me up when it at least contains a flux capacitor. thumb.gif

I think a certain Pavilion might have one. thinking.gif
     
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post #19 of 61
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Originally Posted by icanhasburgers View Post

It's a step in the right direction, and just because it currently only can take 5lbs doesn't make it a fail.
No, but the fact that it doesn't go anyway, does. This isn't a hoverboard. It's a magnet with a board on it.
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post #20 of 61
not going to work electromagnetically. unless the ground is made of metal or some ferric material.

heres the trick:
1. stack two boards one on top of the other, with honey comb bracing and air channels between them.
2. cut a holes in the bottom board and attach delta fans.
3. ???
4. dont fall.

oh wait we are still sitting around waiting for battery tech to catch up with the rest of the world haha
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