The Hoverboard Has Arrived: Flying Skateboard Company is Crowdfunding for 2015 Release A skateboard that can fly has been developed, and the company behind it is crowdfunding for a 2015 launch date. This is not like the fake hoverboard infomercial earlier this year. Having successfully tested prototype hoverboards, Ax Pax, a California company, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for $250,000 to create a real hoverboard company. The Hendo hoverboard, lifted by a magnetic field created by four disc-shaped hover engines, can levitate about an inch from the ground. The board, however, can only work on certain surfaces, such as metal floors that can support the magnetic field. The company behind the Hendo has earmarked almost half of the $250,000 its after for a Hover Engine factory in Los Gatos, Califonia. The remaining $12,500 will be spent developing the world's first Hover park, where boarders can use their devices. So far, the company has raised $67,000 and the campaign has 54 days left.
123 Inspiration The 9 Best Electric Skateboards You Can Buy – DailyTekk UPDATE: I just published a list of the 5 best electric skateboards you can buy on Amazon — it’s very different from this list and worth taking a look! Longboards are better with a motor. And there are a surprising amount of skateboards that are electric—with seemingly more popping up every year. It’s getting to the point where it takes some serious innovation to stand out in the electric skateboard field; features like regenerative braking and in-wheel motors. And that’s exactly what you’ll find here: the very best of the best electric skateboards. TIP: We publish useful new tech lists every weekday. Boosted Dual+ Perhaps the best-known electric board. The Monolith The Monolith is the world’s first and only skateboard with motors in the wheels (no ugly external motor). The E-GO electronic skateboard comes with an awesome app and has regenerative braking. ZBoard 2 ZBoard 2 is a weight-sensing electric skateboard. Marbel The Marbel... There’s more to this article!
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Home - Ozmo Lexus' New Hoverboard Is Cool, But Will It Fly? Last month, Japanese auto manufacturer Lexus unveiled its newest product, and it's not another luxury SUV. It's a hoverboard. Nicknamed the "Slide," this flying skateboard will be tested in public for the first time on Wednesday (Aug. 5), the company announced this week in a brief video posted on YouTube. The video shows the sleek board floating over what appears to be regular cement in a skateboard park, leading some hoverboard enthusiasts to speculate that, at long last, someone has produced a flying skateboard that you can actually ride in a halfpipe or down a sidewalk. But, if you thought Lexus' new toy would turn you into Marty McFly from "Back to the Future Part II" (the one with the epic hoverboard chase scene), think again. Inside the Slide But the superconductors in Lexus' hoverboard work a bit differently. To keep the superconductors inside their hoverboard working, the folks at Lexus cool them to frigid temperatures using liquid nitrogen. Hidden magnets
HUH. Metroboard Electric Skateboard - Limitless riding for your non-stop life Tutorial: Convert your original design into a Microsoft Word letterhead template At the end of a letterhead design project, it’s pretty common to hear your client say: “I want this as an editable letterhead template in Microsoft Word.” They usually don’t own or know how to use advanced graphics-editing programs like Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or Photoshop, and it simply doesn’t make sense for them to purchase those expensive programs. Microsoft Word is pretty low-tech compared to Illustrator or InDesign; however, that’s what your clients are using and your letterhead design is useless to them if they can’t edit and add content to it, so knowing how to create a Microsoft Word letterhead template is key. Let’s get started. 1. We’ve created this example in Illustrator, but Photoshop and InDesign can be used to create letterhead designs too. Create your design in CMYK color mode, and if you’re using photos or complex graphics make sure that they 300ppi or higher, because Microsoft Word compresses all images that you place into it. 2. 3. 4. 5. Go to File > Save As. 6.
Ride This One-Wheeled Gyro Skate They Call A “Hoverboard” The mad scientist who started Hoverboard Technologies calls his vehicle an “earned experience.” That means it’s hard to ride. Despite the name, this hoverboard* doesn’t levitate. Hoverboard Technologies comes out of stealth today with a preview video, and will go on Kickstarter September 17 for around $4,000, shipping next year. The hoverboard* is powered by an electric motor that follows your lean to accelerate or brake. [* = I’m going to call the device a hoverboard but to be clear, it does not hover like real mag-lev boards such as the Hendo Hoverboard]. I spent an hour trying to get the hang of this hoverboard* and by the end I could skittishly go in a straight line and just barely make soft turns without falling off. This is by far the toughest personal electric vehicle I’ve tried. On the plus side, its range of 15 miles per charge beats most electric skateboards, and it can go 20 mph. That was never really the point, though.
Astro Studios - Blog Last Friday night in the Astro Gallery we hosted the latest installment of the Bike + Design lecture series. With the help of the SF chapter of IDSA and the California College of the Arts (CCA) we set up an exploration into innovation, culture and design of Bay Area bicycle culture. Read More... The evening came to life with talks from today’s top players in the industry, Simon Fischer and Nathan Mack of Giro laid down the history and and future of bike helmets shoes and apparel. Fun was made easy with help from the fine folks at New Belgium Brewing and their tasty beer. The goal of raising money for a scholarship to the CCA bike building program became a reality by adding to the $1000 Giro put up by selling raffle tickets for products generously donated from Giro, Garrett Chow, Mash SF, Coalesse, Strava and Astro. We can’t express how grateful we are to our friends and extended bike and design families that gave selflessly to help a student reach their own bike and design goals. Close...
This Motorized Skateboard Might Kick Segway to the Curb When it comes to visions of the future in transportation, there are two versions we just can’t get out of our heads: the flying cars from The Jetsons and the amazing hoverboard that Marty McFly rode with so much style in Back to the Future Part II. Face it: Our reality is far more mundane. But a new “personal motorized transporter,” unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in January, just might make us feel like we’re living in the future. Available in red, white and black, the IO Hawk is essentially a two-wheeled, platform-only scooter that runs on electricity and has a range of about 10 to 12 miles on a full charge. Remember when McFly MacGyvered a skateboard from a wheeled wooden crate in the original Back to the Future? Just stand on the footboards, and then let your muscles do the rest. John Soibatian, the IO Hawk’s creator, says that it was designed for people of all ages to improve and increase their personal mobility. If you do want one, you can pre-order it for $1,800.
7 crucial things to know before you start freelancing I would recommend freelancing to anyone – in particular to those who are in their early 20’s. It’s one of the best things you can do to develop a firm set of skills, gain financial independence and get a better idea of what you want to achieve in your life. But the beauty of being your own boss and creating your own schedule comes at a cost. You should know the following before you get started: 1. Don’t expect money showering down from the sky as soon as you jump into this lifestyle. I recommend you give yourself at least three months before expecting to earn any income from your efforts. 2. Few people realize how much work freelancers undertake each and every day. Take vacationsTake time offEat lunchKnow when to stop workingKnow what day of the week it isBe told how much money you are earningBe told how much money you can spend These are all issues freelancers might deal with when they move from being an employee to becoming their own boss. 3. To protect yourself from Mr. 4. 5. 6. 7.