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« Reply #105 on: May 02, 2010, 06:11:25 am »

i am attempting to make a mag lev board
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« Reply #106 on: May 02, 2010, 06:53:30 am »

Hoverboard building is mine!
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« Reply #107 on: May 02, 2010, 10:03:14 am »

i am attempting to make a mag lev board

Hoverboard building is mine!

What's your plan to get it to work then?? :)

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« Reply #108 on: May 02, 2010, 10:21:54 am »

Um... Magnetise a room. That's all I'm saying.
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« Reply #109 on: May 02, 2010, 10:47:40 am »

i dunno if this has already been said, but to lift something as small as a frog, it takes a massive generator pumping out HUGE things of power.
therefore if we say the frog weighed 1 kg (hypothetically) we would need 50 times the amount of power to carry a small person (probs a teenager) then think about if we wanted to carry adults and really tall (therefore heavier) people, that would be like 90 times the amount of power.
i cant remember where i heard/read that. i think it was either in BtB or from my science teacher.
and i just crushed my own dream >:(
science is annoying.
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« Reply #110 on: May 02, 2010, 10:53:20 am »

i dunno if this has already been said, but to lift something as small as a frog, it takes a massive generator pumping out HUGE things of power.
therefore if we say the frog weighed 1 kg (hypothetically) we would need 50 times the amount of power to carry a small person (probs a teenager) then think about if we wanted to carry adults and really tall (therefore heavier) people, that would be like 90 times the amount of power.
i cant remember where i heard/read that. i think it was either in BtB or from my science teacher.
and i just crushed my own dream >:(
science is annoying.

From a 420v mains socket you can levitate a 1 kg iron plate... so all we need is a variable transformer so we can adjust the voltage/ampage to create the strength needed... and a program to change it under different circumatnces :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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« Reply #111 on: May 03, 2010, 12:37:18 am »

*shrug* I know I can do it. Don't know when or how though.
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« Reply #112 on: May 03, 2010, 01:46:00 am »

I think I might hit up a few physics forums... see if anyone has actually atempted this before :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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« Reply #113 on: May 03, 2010, 04:41:39 am »

*laughs quietly* good idea!
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« Reply #114 on: May 03, 2010, 05:48:12 am »

i dunno if this has already been said, but to lift something as small as a frog, it takes a massive generator pumping out HUGE things of power.
therefore if we say the frog weighed 1 kg (hypothetically) we would need 50 times the amount of power to carry a small person (probs a teenager) then think about if we wanted to carry adults and really tall (therefore heavier) people, that would be like 90 times the amount of power.
i cant remember where i heard/read that. i think it was either in BtB or from my science teacher.
and i just crushed my own dream >:(
science is annoying.
technology itself is annoying
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« Reply #115 on: May 03, 2010, 06:43:40 am »

I know!
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« Reply #116 on: May 03, 2010, 07:24:42 pm »

Ok so by the looks of it this isn't going to be possible until we have a room temperature superconductor... but once that happens it should be a piece of cake :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superconductivity

Anyone fancy a crack at the room temperature superconductor?? =P

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« Reply #117 on: May 03, 2010, 09:53:10 pm »

Their already workin on it!
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« Reply #118 on: June 05, 2010, 02:31:18 am »

I wonder when there's gonna be hoverboards. I can just picture myself hoverboarding to school lol.
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« Reply #119 on: June 05, 2010, 12:14:43 pm »

I'm working on it!
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