1. Quantum Levitation
Quantum levitation is achieved by cooling superconductors. Someone fetch me some duct-tape and a skateboard…
This is a damn fine attempt, but it can only carry 5 pounds.
Maglev trains use magnets instead of wheels and the reduced friction allows them to travel at incredibly high speeds. So make a maglev hoverboard already!
Chris Malloy designed this hoverbike for herding livestock. You’re on the right track Chris!
5. Helicopter bike
If you could make this just a little bit smaller…
6. Vectored Thrust
Harrier jump jets can take off vertically and hover, but good luck trying to get one into a half-pipe.
7. Mars Sky Crane
It would be a crime to leave out the awesome Skycrane used to lower the curiosity rover onto the surface of Mars.
Researchers at CERN are testing for the existence of anti-gravity. Work in progress…
9. This guy has the right idea…
If this guy had the balls to stand up on this thing, then we’d be in business!
10. And finally, Le Hoverboard
MagSurf, built by researchers at Universite Paris Diderot in France, seem to have cracked it using quantum levitation. Now all we need is a whole lot of superconductors.