The Hoverboard Project
How It Works How It Will Be Used

How It Works

For a person to hover above the ground a hoverboard must create a force equal to or greater than the force gravity applies to their body. What the two photos below show is that generating this amount of force in a product you can carry is possible. The issue my hoverboard will attempt to solve is how to combine the efficiency of the Hendo Hoverboard (left photo) with the ability to hover anywhere like the hoverboard on the right.



Hendo Hover Guiness World Records


This how my hoverboard will solve this issue. When you put weight on the board it will put pressure on the air underneath which wants to escape out the sides. Most of the hoverboards energy will go towards keeping the pressurized air from escaping so you can fall to the ground. As you can see from the diagrams below, air is drawn into the board from the narrowing cylinder on top by a set of blades modeled after the blades of a jet turbine which are best used to compress air.



Blades and Motors Hoverboard - Internal View


Then after the compressed air passes through the blades it is forced out of an expanding cylinder at a 45 degree angle. The compressing and then expanding of the air is modeled after the way rocket engines compress and expand their exhaust to create the largest forces of any type of engine more efficiently than any other type of engine. The 45 degree angle of the expanding air paired with the boards proximity to the ground forces the air to come together pushing against itself from all sides just as it reaches the ground. That piece of pressurized air rises from the ground back up towards the board as new air comes in. The process repeats as the cone shaped area of compressed air underneath the board increases in pressure, and like a balloon inflating underneath your feet, the board will be lifted a few inches off the ground as the current of air is also pushed back from 45 degrees towards 90 degrees.