1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Do Hoverboards exist?

  1. Mar 15, 2010 #1
    I found this article online about how hoverboards work and was wondering if it was legit: http://cvip.fresno.com/~chelz/howitworks.html" [Broken]
    If hoverboards exist, wouldn't they be mass produced/marketed by now?
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 15, 2010 #2

    Ivan Seeking

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Re: Do Hoverboards exist??

    It is absolute nonsense. In order to use the earth's magnetic field to levitate an electromagnet, a ridiculous amount of power would be required for the electromagnet; far more than would ever be practical. The other statements regarding "gathering energy" make no sense at all.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook