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Taking a spin on a real-life hoverboardInventor Greg Henderson shows off the Hendo hoverboard, which uses "magnetic field architecture" to levitate people and objects. Hover engine developer kits are now available on Kickstarter for creatives to float just about anything. Crave's Stephen Beacham...
[NOISE] The Hendo Hoverboard is a proof of concept. It's a way we're introducing this technology. To the world in a way that everyone can understand. It's a hoverboard. And by now, hopefully that's caught people's attention. Because what we really want to do with this technology. well, frankly it's a lot more important. The hoverboard's fun and it's cool. And yes it does work. And I look forward to seeing you ride here in a little bit. But our Kick Starter campaign [NOISE] Has a different purpose beside just making a production hoverboard. What we're really trying to do is get this new technology in the hands of inventors everywhere. We want to capture the power of the many minds in the crowd. To come up with solutions to ideas we don't even know about. And the way we're doing that is with our white box developer kit. You can back us for $300 and get a white box and you can open this thing up. You can take out the hover inches and hover whatever you like. It's an opportunity to explore. And that is the, the thing we want people to, to do. Explore. There to wonder. The hover engine works with something called Lenz's Law. And you can Google that. I had to. It is a, a way of using a, a magnetic field to create a secondary magnetic field in a conductive surface. Like this. Copper floor. If you can hover a 50,000 kilogram train why not a building? Why not a house? Why not an operating room? Why not a sensitive piece of equipment or a precious piece of art? Anywhere there's a wheel there's an opportunity. The wheel. Is amazing. And it has our utmost respect. But we want to provide some alternatives in certain situations where, you know, there might be a better way. I'm an architect, not a scientist. And the way we were able to do this was by looking at this problem a little bit differently. What we like to say around Hendo. Is that we, we try to find outside the box and then off the page. Because it's that kind of thinking that we need to solve real problems today. And by sharing this technology with well, we're calling all inventors. By sharing this technology [NOISE] We're going to put the solutions to problems again into the hands of folks who are working on things that we have no idea about. [NOISE] [UNKNOWN] That thing is awesome. [NOISE]