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post #21 of 61
This seems like a step in the wrong direction. Magnets that have to be under it at all times, really?
post #22 of 61
As I watched the video I thought the same as all the other comments. First of all where is this "laser system"

Second of all, Maglev, and tons of other projects have been completed using this. Unless the government implements strips of magnets along bike lanes I don't see this as anything revolutionary.

It's just basic magic trickery..

lol, magnet*
Edited by MGX1016 - 7/29/12 at 12:48pm
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This is nothing compared to the Hovering Bed (uses same tech as this "hover" board, but on a larger scale). Oh how i would love to sleep on one of those.
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Man, if all we had to do is magnify the whole world ...

Come on ... he has no idea what he is doing.
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This is nothing compared to the Hovering Bed (uses same tech as this "hover" board, but on a larger scale). Oh how i would love to sleep on one of those.

I don't see how a hovering bed would be any different to a normal one? Sure it will bob up and down initially...But eventually it would level out and would be no different to having a normal bed, IMO.
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post #26 of 61
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Step in the right direction? 200 year old technology slapped on a board isn't a step in any direction.

what?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maglev
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I don't see how a hovering bed would be any different to a normal one? Sure it will bob up and down initially...But eventually it would level out and would be no different to having a normal bed, IMO.

You're quite right, the only difference would probably be the hefty price tag of the maglev bed compared to a standard box spring bed.

OT:
We're gunna need some kind of miniature anti gravity device before any real hover boards are made.
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post #28 of 61
This only works on magnets, so the basis of the technology is flawed because no matter how strong you made the magnets this thing would never work on normal ground.

You simply CAN'T have hoverboards. I can't think of any solution that would allow a board to float over all solid surfaces like that, let alone carry someone's weight. Using powered/thrust physics would require mechanisms far too heavy/powerful.

So far the solution to such a device exists only in science fiction - anti-gravity. Nothing else in physics has a repelling force strong enough to allow for something like a hoverboard to work.
Edited by Tippy - 7/29/12 at 1:31pm
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This only works on magnets, so the basis of the technology is flawed because no matter how strong you made the magnets this thing would never work on normal ground.
You simply CAN'T have hoverboards. I can't think of any solution that would allow a board to float over all solid surfaces like that, let alone carry someone's weight. Using powered/thrust physics would require mechanisms far too heavy/powerful.
So far the solution to such a device exists only in science fiction - anti-gravity. Nothing else in physics has a repelling force strong enough to allow for something like a hoverboard to work.
What about using propulsion?

Suppose we had tiny engines which could keep a person afloat while still looking cool, awesome, and totally badass, though most unlikely to be physically possible.
post #30 of 61
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Originally Posted by hour1702 View Post

What about using propulsion?
Yeah that's what I meant by thrust/powered physics tongue.gif
The amount of thrust required to lift a person would require absurdly huge fans/engines, not to mention where that power would even come from - batteries or fuel both take up a ton of space. We're decades away (possibly centuries?) from being able to fit such technology into something as flat/small as a board while exerting the same amount of propulsion.
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