Arx Pax Sells First Hoverboard on Kickstarter for $10,000
Arx Pax, a small company from Los Gatos, California, has successfully created a hoverboard, something companies have been trying to create since Michael J. Fox took to the air in the 1980 classic "Back to the Future II." The hoverboard, however, only works over special surfaces because of its use of magnets. The Hendo prototype, which is the company's 18th, can hover 3cm off the ground carrying up to 140kg for 15 minutes. Operating like a maglev train, the board will only float over floors made of non-ferrous metals, such as copper or aluminum. Since no means of propulsion are included, movement on the board still requires pushing off of something. The board is selling for $10,000 on Kickstarter.
By Jordan Moses
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