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S4E4 Hoverboard 5 400
Here’s how to build a DIY hoverboard from a leaf blower engine [via] Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. SkylarGivens says:

    I built one of these about 6 months ago, they’re incredibly simple to make. Construction time can easily be less than an hour. This is definitely a must-try for any DIYer.

  2. wbeaty says:

    It’s WAY cheaper if you use an old shopvac. Or use a rechargable electric leafblower.

    For my own article, I got the original idea from 1990, from an article called “Human Hockey Puck” in the magazine THE PHYSICS TEACHER, see:

    Ultra-Simple Hovercraft

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