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Will hoverboards be a reality by 2015 ?


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#1    Saru

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:03 AM

Fans of the 'Back to the Future' movies are looking to the future for the advent of the hoverboard.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation said:

Randall Munroe, the creator of the webcomic xkcd, also known as "a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language", came up with a plan that used physics to make a hoverboard.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:46 PM

If it can be devised so it doesn't need to rely on rails or anything else then I'd think it would be the coolest thing ever.

As a side note...anyone ever play 'Jak and Daxter'? They use hover crafts and I always thought that should be invented because it would be great to zip around in one of those things.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 01:15 PM

Too bad the 2015 in the movie hasn't become a reality lol.  I wish i had a flying car and flux capacitor and the ability to drive 88 mph and 300 AK-47's.

edit:added the machine guns, life would be so empty with out Russian hardware.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:03 PM

Oh, I hope these are a reality before I am too old.  What am I saying?  I am probably already too old, but wouldn't that be wonderful?


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:30 PM

$200k says it doesn't happen..


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 05:15 PM

Not gonna happen. Not in 2015, sorry geeks.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:07 PM

Not too hopeful about this, but that doesn't stop me thinking about what you could do on one.

I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to show me where the hell Helen of Annoy has been for the past couple of months.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:13 PM

View Postancient astronaut, on 01 June 2013 - 05:15 PM, said:

Not gonna happen. Not in 2015, sorry geeks.


just take a board inside one of these things, and this tech has been out ages



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:17 PM

I think this could be done, I came to the conclusion after trying to read up on this stuff. My theory is Nikola Tesla's Free Electricity Theory, then create an electro magnetic force so then the ground (technically any surface) should be reactive and keep the board hovering.
Then I wonder if it was just the eletricity-copper/bank moguel that kept Tesla back.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:18 PM

and the AirBoard, personal hovercraft




one more!!  (more on YT, search air-board or personal hovercraft)



Edited by seeder, 01 June 2013 - 09:22 PM.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:25 PM

There are a few hoverboards out there, but they are not what we are looking for...

I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to show me where the hell Helen of Annoy has been for the past couple of months.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:27 PM

Now who said this cant be done again? heres a REAL WORKING HOVERBOARD





Text under vid on YT states:  (and note the date, this tech is OLD now)

Uploaded on May 26, 2010

The Hoverboard is a project made by Nils Guadagnin, a young French artist. This work is born in 2008 for an exhibition named "Back To the future".
It is a copy of the hoverboard from the movie Back to the Future II. Integrated into the board and the plinth is an electromagnetic system which levitates the board. A laser system stabilises the object in the air.
In the making of this work, this artist was thinking about different ways of presenting sculpture. In fact it's a reflexion on the multiple possibilities of how to give a sculpture full spatial autonomy.

more info : www.nilsguadagnin.com - www.whiteoffice.org

Edited by seeder, 01 June 2013 - 09:32 PM.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:39 AM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 01 June 2013 - 09:07 PM, said:

Not too hopeful about this, but that doesn't stop me thinking about what you could do on one.

At my age, I'm thinking break bones.....


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:37 AM

View Postseeder, on 01 June 2013 - 09:27 PM, said:

Now who said this cant be done again? heres a REAL WORKING HOVERBOARD

Text under vid on YT states:  (and note the date, this tech is OLD now)

Uploaded on May 26, 2010

The Hoverboard is a project made by Nils Guadagnin, a young French artist. This work is born in 2008 for an exhibition named "Back To the future".
It is a copy of the hoverboard from the movie Back to the Future II. Integrated into the board and the plinth is an electromagnetic system which levitates the board. A laser system stabilises the object in the air.
In the making of this work, this artist was thinking about different ways of presenting sculpture. In fact it's a reflexion on the multiple possibilities of how to give a sculpture full spatial autonomy.

more info : www.nilsguadagnin.com - www.whiteoffice.org

So what happens when you stand on it?

Granted its a board that hovers, that doesn't make it a hoverboard though...  ;)

Edited by Junior Chubb, 02 June 2013 - 11:38 AM.

I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to show me where the hell Helen of Annoy has been for the past couple of months.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 02 June 2013 - 11:37 AM, said:

So what happens when you stand on it?

Granted its a board that hovers, that doesn't make it a hoverboard though...  ;)


Eh? a board that hovers...isnt a hoverboard?   WHAT? so what do you want? Something you can stand on and zoom about the city? Get real, the concept has been proven in that vid, but its totally unlikely any city will be adapted for the sake of skateboarders, who are a total minority

so think about that...then realize that while its totally do-able... there is absolutely no need  :tu:

its a dream for fatties, who'd be much better off having a walk in the first place





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Edited by seeder, 02 June 2013 - 12:08 PM.

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