posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 04:19 PM
a reply to: dragonridr
LOL.. That is not even close to how this specific hoverboard works.
The hoverboard works using Eddy Currents
which exists because of
The hoverboard will only work when it is above a conductive surface such as copper or aluminium. The better the conductor the better the hover.
The "hover engines" are simply spinning magnets which induce a current in the conductive surface below them, which then creates an opposing magnetic
field and forms the repulsion. The boards also have microcontrollers in them which detect the height of the hoverboard above the surface, and if it
is too low it will spin the magnets faster to create a stronger magnetic field, and raise the hoverboard higher.
If it was just a simple magnet on the board, and on the floor, it would flip over the second you turn it on. If it was just a superconductor which
needs to be cooled, then you would never be able to control the hover height when someone with a different weight gets on the board, and it would only
last a few minutes until the superconductor cools.
This is a real option. If we can pave roads with copper, we could see hovercars and hoverbikes. However, I think the biggest concern is turning and
stopping. Of course, there is that whole paving roads with copper thing.
edit on 19-11-2014 by WeAre0ne because: (no reason given)