What is Hoverboard: Definition and 16 Discussions

A hoverboard (or hover board) is a levitating board used for personal transportation. First described in science-fiction, many attempts have been made to invent a functioning hoverboard, though none thus far have proven to be entirely practical.

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  1. kpuding

    A Flying Hoverboard that I want to replicate

    So, some days ago I was rethinking my childhood and remember that I was obsessed with ben 10, particularly with the hoverboard in the film (https://ben10.fandom.com/wiki/Hoverboards). Right now, I really want to construct a replication of it, but I am stuck with some problems. First, what type...
  2. Zachery Jordan

    Misc. Can You Build a Hoverboard Using Air Compression and Clever Engineering?

    How can I create a hoverboard similar to the one on back to future using air compression and clever engineering if needed?
  3. B

    Electromagnetic Levitation for a stationary hoverboard - How can I do it?

    I am University Student currently working on a project to make a stationary hover board. This is just a prototype and does not need to support a human and only needs to support about 1kg but with as much "lift" or distance between the magnets as possible - (100mm?) Ideally we want to be able to...
  4. K

    Could Electromagnetic Levitation Create a Feasible Hoverboard Solution?

    Hi, My name is Kendall. After seeing the Back to the Future again, I have been once again fascinated by the hoverboards, as I'm sure many others are also guilty of. A couple hours of research into magnetism later, and I'm still stuck. I have little to no experience with magnetism, but I figure...
  5. O

    Meissner effect and future application to the hoverboard -- Ideas?

    I'm working on a project of magnetic levitation of the lexus hoverboard Which is based on Meissner effect and suprconductivity and I have to look for contraint, probability, choice, and optimization in this project, i really find a little bit tough where to start this, so if anyone have any...
  6. A

    Is it possible for "me" to make a hoverbike?

    Hi, I saw a video of a guy who made a hover and figured; hey, I should try making one too. I've a general design in my mind. His design had two propellers, one on the front and one on the rear. I wanted to make a bike with more than 2 propellers( assuming more the propellers, greater the...
  7. E

    My graduation project hovercraft ?

    what's suitable electric ducted fans to lift 10 kg diameter shaft and kv , hovercraft size 40cm x 60 cm i need help ergent please
  8. G

    Hendo Hoverboard 2.0: From Science Fiction to Fact

    A few years ago I came on this board after Mattel released a prop replica. I suggested maybe a real Hoverboard will be invented. I was told in no uncertain terms, that I was talking science fiction and this was a Physics forum. With Hendo announcing today a 2.0 version of their hoverboard. How...
  9. M

    Regarding the Lexus hoverboard

    So here is the video if you haven't seen it: I was wondering what material they used as their super conductor.
  10. Borek

    Hoverboard - the future is now ;)

    But just before you rush to order one, watch this:
  11. S

    Permenant Magnet Hoverboard

    Ive had a look through the forums regarding this subject but I've found more questions than answers to issues that i would like to know firstly I am planning on building a perminant magnet hoverboard that floats on a perminant magnet floor slightly crazy i know the board is a skateboard in size...
  12. Hoverboardfan

    I want some advice on making a hoverboard

    The hoverboard would be a long, sleek, light, metal board with two strong but small fans underneath for power and another one on the end for propulsion. I would be about 3 feet in length, 5 in. in width, and about 4 cm. in height. The metal board would be in the shape of a skateboard but a...
  13. K

    How does this hoverboard work?

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/142464853/hendo-hoverboards-worlds-first-real-hoverboard I see that it says it's based on Lenz's law, which says that the induced currents will generate a field that opposes the change in the field. So, I figure they have some kind of oscillating magnetic...
  14. jtbell

    Are Hoverboards Still Fictional in Marty McFly's Future?

    Today is the day that Marty McFly arrives from the 1980s, but... Hoverboard? Still in the Future (New York Times)
  15. B

    Permanent Magnet Hoverboard and base?

    G'day. I was wondering about the possibilities of making a permanent magnet hoverboard that levitates above a permanent magnet floor. They say that these new neodymium magnets can attract hundreds of kilos/pounds. Since repulsion and attraction forces are the same magnitude from what I hear, why...
  16. S

    Air Torus Hoverboard: Is it Possible?

    Hi everyone. As you may know, it is possible to create a torus or toroidal vortex of air. Some toys such as the air zooka create a torus of air that travels across a room to knock down a light object. Do you think it is possible to create a device that produces a continuous torus of air...