Yesterday we learnt that Kickstarter has cancelled the plans of one company to build an anonymising router and now more Kickstarter news. Real hoverboard available on kickstarter, so if you’ve ever wanted to hover, go over and donate.
Real Hoverboard Available on Kickstarter
If you’ve seen Back to the Future II, then you must know what a hoverboard is; it’s a combination between a skateboard and a hovercraft, in short, it’s a skateboard that hovers.
Well, scientists have built a real hoverboard, but it’s still a long way before you can take it for a spin in your own backyard. A startup from California claims to have finally managed to create a hoverboard that works, but it has some major flaws such as short battery life (only seven minutes) that the startup need your help adjusting.
The startup consists of 19 people and it’s called Arx Pax. It was created by architect Greg Henderson. He’s been working to figure out how to make buildings safer against earthquakes for 20 years. While working on this, he found a way to separate a building from the ground with the help of electromagnetic fields. This is the same technology that Arx Pax used in their hoverboard, which is called the Hendo Hover, the real hoverboard available on Kickstarter.
Arx Pax needs $250,000 to improve their prototype and start producing it. The current model, as we were saying, has a battery life of only seven minutes, it costs $10,000, it will only float over smooth metal and there are only 10 devices made.
The Hendo Hover levitates one inch from the ground and it only works on conductive surfaces, because it uses electromagnetic fields. There’s a demonstration video that we suggest you watch if you are interested in the real hoverboard available on Kickstarter.
The money that will be given for the Hendo Hover won’t just be put into improving the device, but also into creating places where you can ride them, as the company puts it.
If you donate $100 you can ride the Hendo Hover for one minute and if you’ve got $10,000 they’ll give you your own Hendo Hover; only around $4,000 have been collected until now.