You Can Buy A Real-Life Hoverboard, Sort Of
Where does sci-fi end and reality begin? If you ask the team at Arx Pax, that line is getting grayer by the day. The Northern California startup is asking you to help fund its new Hendo Hoverboard on Kickstarter— and it actually works. Sometimes. Using magnets similar to those found on a magnetic levitation train, the Hendo Hoverboard is able to move around on certain surfaces like magic. Levitating about one inch off the ground, it's able to carry about 308 pounds for around 15 minutes. But that’s only over surfaces like copper or aluminum— sorry, you won’t be McFlyin’ down the street any time soon (ha ha! get it?). RELATED: See Photos of the Volkswagen Aqua Hovering Car Concept
“During our research, we discovered a way to transmit electromagnetic technology that is far more efficient than anything else,” said Arx Pax founder Greg Henderson. “This means that our patent-pending Hendo Hover Engine technology can enable platforms to hover over non-ferrous materials.”
Funding for the project starts at $5, but dish out $10,000, and you can get a real-life working Hendo board. Expensive? Maybe. But who knows, maybe one day we can live in a world filled with Back to the Future jokes. One can only dream ...
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