How to create a Hoverboard using neodymium magnets and a magnetic rf launchpad.


94 Comments on “Hoverboard Prototype”

  1. JK Says:

    Not sure if I should believe my eyes or not? I’d like to try that myself.



  2. Hazry Says:

    where can i find the loop antena

  3. matthew Says:

    how did you make the board

  4. dc Says:

    @matthew - The video explains it all!

  5. Derek Says:

    how were you able to determined N and S poles? and how long did it take for it to start hovering?

  6. Samuel Ramirez jr Says:

    That is cool, I’m going to make one!!! I wonder if you can do that to a real skateboard? :D

  7. mark Says:

    what do mean by n and s magnets

  8. Samir Says:

    Not real

  9. Samir Says:

    Make a couple and I promis to buy

  10. Ben Says:

    Is this possible or not?! I tried with some magnets I had lying around the house, don’t know if they were neodymium but got no levitation out of it. Please I would like to know if this is fake or not.

  11. Jim Says:

    This is not real. It is possible to levitate magnets with other magnets, see the Levitron top. The reason the Levitron works is because the top is a magnet and spinning it provides stability. There is nothing here to provide stability and the antenna would do absolutely nothing.

  12. Darren Says:

    For those who are wondering how to get the neodymium magnets. Neodymium magnets are the type of magnets that are contained in a computer’s hard drive. So, these are easy to obtain.

  13. Aron Says:

    I’m only 14, yet I do have a semi-thorough understanding of basic quantum mechanics :)

    If I am correct, this setup should create a transverse electromagnetic wave whose oscillations are perpendicular to the direction of propagation (energy transfer). These waves should be strong enough repel against the opposing changes of the magnetic fields of both the north and south facing neodymium magnets in order to provide lift for the board and keep it stable. Therefore, I can deem this theoretically possible and I will make an attempt to duplicate it. The only thing I’m wondering about is how the board stays airborne after the “Launchpad” is removed… Maybe something related to ratio of the wavelength to the size of the diffracting object? kinematic theory of diffraction?

  14. Colin Says:

    Master DC. Amazing!
    How about that teleport video that comes up after yours., Fake?

  15. paul Says:

    were do you get the loop antena and where do you get those side stickers

  16. Minecrafter1065 Says:

    This is amazing! But i have a few questions. How much weight does this support? And is it possible to reproduce this on a larger scale?

  17. Charly Says:

    fake. how can this be possible

  18. Charly Says:

    cool video though

  19. All Says:

    Is it thrut Everything here? or it is videotriki???Who unswer ?

  20. daniel Says:

    it is real.
    to Know which is n and s you think.
    n atracts to s but not n
    s atracts to n but not s.
    it dose not mater if n and s are in difrent spots.
    this works because n repels n away from it.

  21. All Says:

    What is the board made of?

  22. Chris Says:

    Can you produce a list of things needed to create? Are all the magnets the same size, and how wide and thick are they? A list really is needed, thanks Chris

  23. Cheese Says:

    Has sombody tried? I just really want to now if this works

  24. Alex Says:

    Can humans stand on it if it was large enough? Can you push it around or does it have to stay in the same place?

  25. TC Says:

    The idea seems plausible. Electromagnetics makes it so. Electricity and magnetic forces interact perpendicularly to each other, hence the launch pad. However I’d like dc to explain why the hoverboard remained after the launchpad was removed. Please and thank you

  26. Mike Shanks Says:

    hi i asked a magnet maker to make me two 6/1/4 ” x 20mm magnets as two big magnets that i could have continually ionized, to have electromagnetic anti gravity, the engineer said it wouldnt work, they’re all in on this not to be used by anyone but the military. anyway it would work on a larger scale with a self contained battery pack as an attached launpad style power supply - batteries, magnets copper, power switch, launch gear, there is a guy that made one and exhibited it france, he didnt show it moving along above ground but displayed up on a platform.

  27. MutleyDog Says:

    I find this hard to believe, I can see no evidence of wires but I would like to know what is hidden under under the charcoal black material. It wouldn’t happen to be a block of copper sitting in a bath of liquid nitrogen would it. I’m not saying this is impossible, because I believe anything is possible given the right conditions doing is believing video’s frequently lie!

  28. Abc Says:

    Excuse me, but what are the sizes (measurements, specifications) of the magnets? Thanks in forward.

  29. Retromcsmart Says:

    It can´t work after strings and magnets are removed unless there are something under the table

  30. jordan Says:

    How much where the magnit

  31. Laura Says:

    Someone explain to me, how this works
    its very important

  32. Stephen Says:

    Where do i get the magnets?

  33. 13 genius Says:

    first he achieves levitation cause of the battery, because if you connect a battery to a metalic object it turn on a electro magnetic field.!

    THAT WAS EASY!!! ;)

  34. Moondrop Says:

    I know this works and is real. I’m in the process of making a PROPER hoverboard myself and i am only 12. Me and my friend (12 also) are working on one that has more features like electronic stablization, turning and MORE! The board will be like the new iPhone- Every is buying one. Look for names either C.W. or H.B. :)

    P.S. Also u helped me DestinationCreation with an idea. Thx


  35. Stephen Says:

    I saw something like this on an episode of Star Trek The Next Generation called Contagen.

  36. Abby Says:

    hey I was wondering if I could get a list or something because I really want to make one or a few and I don’t know where to get the magnets or what they really are even though it says it I just don’t know what sixe they are

  37. simom Says:

    ich glaube dieses viedeo schon aber ich habes versucht hat nicht geklappt welche Neodym-Magneten muss man da nehmen?

  38. Stephen Says:

    where do i get the decals

  39. dean Says:

    what is the white board

  40. honey singh Says:

    it is awesome and so cool
    I tried for it but first I failed but then I was able to make it its real

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  42. modshadow Says:

    where do i get the magnets

  43. Bhargav Says:

    What is the use of a loop antenna? Connections of the launch pad were not so clear. can you explain them again? Where to get the loop antenna?

  44. Bhargav Says:

    What did you mean by adjust and balance? How to adjust and balance?

  45. raya Says:

    can you make a bigger one and send it to me

  46. klr Says:

    after the launching nothings perfectly belevable
    please explain

  47. bhargav Says:

    Is loop antenna required for sure of would a straight antenna work?

  48. CCN Says:

    What is the material of the board, it’s not wood but like a foam kind could someone please give me the name for my school project

  49. advanced Says:

    Someone sent this to me and asked what I thought…and for all the builder hopefuls on here a couple notes; First, in reviewing all the comments, no one has taken into consideration the earths own magnetic field and influence separate from all the devices that are removed - essentially functions like a much bigger antenna surrounding the whole system. Second, if you’re trying to scale up, take into consideration the size of the antenna relative to the board and what its function is (consult a second year college engineering physics book). Third - you do not have to buy a loop antenna,it is just some metal wire surrounded by plastic, would be stronger if you made your own without plastic and different gauge/metal. Fourth - Scale up requires larger electrical energy supply and understanding of the physics of each component - gain that understanding and build a board you can ride around the living room. Good luck.

  50. Banana Says:

    I have built two of these myself. I used a very light balsa wood structure to build it, it works fine except that somehow they only last about 1/2 an hour, then they have to be polarized again. I do not understand why!

  51. SolidSixx Says:

    What size and strength magnets should I use?

  52. JoeyJ Says:

    Banana - Would you please tell me how you connected the battery, magnet and loop antenna? Thanks in advance!

  53. Isabel V. Says:

    What do you use for the actual board?

  54. niqwer Says:

    What is the loop antenna for?? Short circuit?? Can i also use a lamp or something like this so there is no short circuit?

  55. Gmchristenson Says:

    What is board made out of

  56. Zach Egziabher Says:

    What are the materials for the hoverboard

  57. Cole U Says:

    What are the materials for the hoverboard.

  58. joseph Says:

    What are the materials for the hover board

  59. joseph Says:

    hows the board made

  60. James Says:

    It is possible in fact. There is the bullet train in Japan that is the exact same concept… but with a train. This proving that it can be mad to a larger scale and ca possibly be the future of hover boards.

  61. kish da fish Says:

    i am going to try that myself with my friend at shcool

  62. kerehona Says:

    i believe this and does it have to be just neodymium magnets? ive got the loop antenna and the coathanger ready but not the magnets yet.

  63. kerehona Says:

    i believe that next year their will be a prototype ready but first we need to know how to move the board instead of just staying in one spot spinning. any ideas? im only 16 years old

  64. kere Says:

    the things we need to focus on is

    1) is anyone going to build a bigger one.
    2) how can we make it shift forward only.

  65. Brandon Says:

    I am currently working on a larger one. The hoverboard is probably made out of foam board.

  66. hayden Says:

    were do you get the decals

  67. Me Says:

    I’m trying to make it but I can’t get it to float. What am I doing wrong?

  68. mike park Says:

    Please let me konw how get i magnetic RF launch pad and what is it bottom of basement ? is it ironable or normal floor ?
    Thanks in advance for your assist

    Mike park

  69. Alex Says:

    How are the loop antenna and metal hanger connected? Do you have to strip the coating off the wire?

  70. John Utime Says:

    Alright, I bought a delorean toy car and I will put the magnets inside it, will it still work? And if it does, what is the use of the loop antenna?

  71. Lily Says:

    I can’t make this work, is there a specific connection needed between the hanger and the antenna?

  72. Ummm Says:

    What is that green and pink thing you out into the baord? Is it necessary to use that?

  73. phil Says:

    will you sell me a working setup?

  74. Robert Says:

    I found the decals simply by googling “BTTF2 Hoverboard decals” which let me to a forums page and a link to a PDF file I downloaded the file and whala had it.
    (Need to get ink for my printer then print them out.)

    For the board material I am using foam poster board.

    You’ll need an exacto knife to cut it out, just cut out the decals then use the scrap paper to trace the outline on the board.

    I bought the neodymium or earth magnets at a craft store, you’ll need 8 and they are .5 inches x 12.7 mm. How the video shows to place them N “North” and S “South” you can figure out that by being aware that, “opposites attract” (in the magnetic world). YouTube has videos to help you out.

    For the loop antenna, I had one on an old stereo system, but they can be found at hobby shops, or you can follow youtube videos on how to make your own.

    The battery is a AA.

    I will post as I test it out, have fun!

  75. TQ Says:

    Thanks for all the descriptions, they’ll be put to good use in my next school project.


  76. John Says:

    i made it just with a skateboard THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!:D

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  79. Ahmed Says:

    Thumbs up

  80. augustine8131 Says:

    This really shows that there are still individuals that value what they submit on the web. I truly loved reading the comments.

  81. Fayz Saleem Says:

    i want to ask that is this hoverboard also work on every type of floor

  82. suhaibhabib Says:

    what is a loop antenna

  83. suhaibhabib Says:

    from where can we get loop antenna

  84. hunter woolery Says:

    how much would all the materiels cost and what kind of magnet would i use (?:

  85. hunter woolery Says:

    how would i get the print of the design.

  86. Kris Says:

    Please tell your viewers what it is made of and they just might give you 1000000000$.

  87. Kris Says:

    And I recommend you giving a link to your YouTube video on how to make it please?

  88. Kris Says:

    Please tell us how much it cost please

  89. Kris Says:

    And how to make loop antena

    From kris
    To maker

  90. Janish Says:

    What type of board are you using

  91. middle schooler Says:

    What is the actual board made out of Styrofoam? we would like to make one of these in our local science fair

  92. Tom8sakuiak Says:

    Hey can i make the same thing with a large one

  93. Matthew Says:

    You can make theese and sell em for like 75 to 100 $ each and make a huge profit i know some people who want a real hover board for 250$ wow!

  94. Billy Suomela Says:

    Sustain the incredible work !! Lovin’ it!|

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