hendo hoverboard creates magnetic field to offer gravity defying ride
 
hendo hoverboard creates magnetic field to offer gravity defying ride hendo hoverboard creates magnetic field to offer gravity defying ride
oct 21, 2014

hendo hoverboard creates magnetic field to offer gravity defying ride

hendo hoverboard creates magnetic field to offer gravity defying ride
images courtesy of hendo

 

 

 

the ‘hendo‘ hoverboard defies gravity to provide a smooth ride whilst floating one inch off the ground. using four disc-shaped hover engines, a special magnetic field pushes against itself to generate the lift which levitates the board off the floor. it is intended for self-propelling but the actions which stabilize it can also be used to drive it forward – by alternating the projection forces. the result is an effortless glide that seamlessly integrates with the rider’s natural movements.

 


the hendo kickstarter campaign video
video courtesy of hendo

 

 

 

the ‘hendo’ finds a method around earnshaw’s theorem that a stable static equilibrium between two magnets is impossible. it does this in a feasible way by implementing lenz’s law which theorizes that eddy currents are created when magnets are moved relative to a conductive material. the technology used is called magnetic field architecture and means it requires a special type of non-ferromagnetic surface to work. because of this, a unique hoverpark is being designed so that owners can ride the boards. ‘hendo’ is seeking funding to continue to develop the product and has launched a kickstarter campaign in order to bring hoverboard to the present.

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the board levitates one inch off the ground

 

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a unique hoverpark is being designed for hendos use

 

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