Help make a hoverboard!

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Robert wants to hear what our Makers want in a hoverboard, how cool is that? He writes-

I’ve been developing a Hoverboard since 2001, it is now in its third prototype phase. It lifts 200lbs (90kg) has a hover height of 2.75″ (7cm) has a run time of one hour on Lithium Ion batteries. I have potential investors and a budget for a new prototype. I would like to ask your readers for their feedback on the board.

  • What size of board?
  • Petrol/electric?
  • Hover height terrain it should cover, street, off-road, should it go on water?
  • How much do you think it should cost?
  • Bearing in mind we have yet to find a way to directly repel the forces of gravity…what would you like from a product like this?
  • With no technological restrictions…what would you like from a product like this?
  • Any other thoughts?

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