If you’re looking for a bare-bones hovercraft build, this take on the familiar leaf-blower design from ENGINEERING.com is about as minimal as it gets. Besides the leaf blower, it’s just a couple circles of plywood, a lawn chair, and a shower curtain for the skirt. [Thanks, Dad!]


Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jon.e.hendrickson Jon Hendrickson

    His version of “half an inch” appears to equate to a real world inch ;^)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000015413555 David Skoglund

    Leaf blowers are fun to work with.  This project is simple and fun.  

  • http://www.electricleafblowerpro.com Dean Howes

    I compared a few Blower/Vac combo units before choosing my mulcher. Ultimately, I’m very happy with this machine.