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« Reply #75 on: February 20, 2010, 12:10:50 AM »

RIGHT ON!

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« Reply #76 on: March 01, 2010, 01:41:00 AM »

Whoo!
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« Reply #77 on: March 16, 2010, 12:23:08 PM »

YAYYYYYY! ;D
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« Reply #78 on: March 18, 2010, 10:11:14 AM »

Do you think that with the present-day technology, there might be some way we can get hoverboards to work? Honestly, I don't think it'd be too hard. If you were able to get two strongly opposite magnetic structures--One in the board and the other underground, wouldn't this work?

Wow I can feel the geek coming out of me...

You can 'float' a circular piece of metal over 2 circular electromagnets (both hollow, one inside each other)... though i can't remember if the magnets have to be alternating or not.

Unfortunately with only having the magnetic field emitting from one source (i.e. the ground) any slight fluctuations cause the piece of metal (hoverboard) to fly off in a random direction

Technically speaking if you could control these slight fluctuations (or reproduce an 'oposite' of the fluctuation in the board) you could control the movement... but even in lab conditions there were too many variations... at "The Magnet Centre" where i did some work the lab Tech's only managed to get the plate to float for 5 minutes at a time... and that was after an entire month's worth of work.

Oh, and not to mention that if it was to move it would have to stay perfectly level as it did... meaning you couldn't bank into a corner, when your board changes direction, you would just keep going =P

I feel like i've just done a terrible thing putting that into words, now all my dreams of flying around Tally's city have been squashed forever :(

But hell, all we need are for them to put fans in the bottom... then we're SORTED ;)

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« Reply #79 on: March 18, 2010, 10:19:55 AM »

what if you had a center that stayed level to the ground, with an outer shell, then you could bank into a corner.
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« Reply #80 on: March 19, 2010, 07:55:13 AM »

my head hurts... But i know if anyone can do it, we can!
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« Reply #81 on: March 19, 2010, 11:19:17 AM »

what if you had a center that stayed level to the ground, with an outer shell, then you could bank into a corner.

Actually that's not a bad idea!! =D =D =D You could use a slow spinning gyroscope to allow you to gain the centre of ballance after a bank as well :) Only other thing you'd have to think about would be to use non magnetic materials for everything other than the static base :)

Anyone know a way to finance this crazyness?? I think we can make this work  ;D

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« Reply #82 on: March 19, 2010, 11:22:53 AM »

yay my idea was good  ;)
ok I'll admit it I've thought alot about how to make magnetic hoverboards, all I have to work on is my 50% in grade 12 physics so...yay my idea was good
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« Reply #83 on: March 19, 2010, 11:57:16 AM »

what if you had a center that stayed level to the ground, with an outer shell, then you could bank into a corner.

Actually that's not a bad idea!! =D =D =D You could use a slow spinning gyroscope to allow you to gain the centre of ballance after a bank as well :) Only other thing you'd have to think about would be to use non magnetic materials for everything other than the static base :)

Anyone know a way to finance this crazyness?? I think we can make this work  ;D

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Oh i know how!!! My cousin works for Northrop Grumman!!!! We can totally do this!!! (i cant tell you what he does... I would have to kill you...) :D
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« Reply #84 on: March 19, 2010, 12:07:10 PM »

Oh i know how!!! My cousin works for Northrop Grumman!!!! We can totally do this!!! (i cant tell you what he does... I would have to kill you...) :D

So all we've got to do is think of a way to use this for warfare and we're set  :P

Ping @ JimmyLost... what age is grade 12?? (Am from England if this seems like a stupid question) =P

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« Reply #85 on: March 19, 2010, 12:07:59 PM »

haha lol then Northrop would definatly fund us!
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« Reply #86 on: March 19, 2010, 12:31:51 PM »

@Faceplant: that would be 17-18ish? last grade of high school.
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« Reply #87 on: March 21, 2010, 07:35:39 AM »

@Faceplant: that would be 17-18ish? last grade of high school.

Cool, I always assumed the american grade system was totally different from ours, but really there's only a year difference :) (17-18 year olds are in the equivalent of "year 13" over here)

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« Reply #88 on: March 21, 2010, 07:41:05 AM »

we used to have grade 13 a long time ago that was more like University/Colege prep but they got rid of it. Ya the only difference between the two systems (from what I know which may be wrong) is the way you count the grades like you guys bese it on were you're going and we base it one were we got to. (like for us it's the equvilent of saying a baby is in there first year vs a year old, get it?)
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« Reply #89 on: March 21, 2010, 08:07:23 AM »

We don't have a grade 13. Nope, I just checked. We used to, but not anymore.
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