Hendo, the California company that pioneered the first real floating hoverboard is back again with a new-and-improved model.
This is Hendo hoverboard, by inventor named Greg Henderson, and it’s a real demo, a $10,000 prototype.
According to the inventor, the technology used in this hoverboard, could be used as a replacement for the systems that currently levitate maglev trains.
The hoverboard is simultaneously fascinating and exhilarating. The enabling technologies for its success have been in existence, but no one had yet been able to align them to give rise to a hoverboard (“rise to a hoverboard” . . . heh, that was easy). Hendo has done so, and our hoverboards are working in almost every way we could have imagined. The magic behind the hoverboard lies in its disc-shaped hover engines. These engines induce an opposing magnetic field in the surface substrate below that provides lift, levitating our board off the ground.