Lexus Explains the Science Behind Its Hoverboard in Video


Lexus has released a new video which details exactly how its hoverboard works. 

The hoverboard was created by a team of engineers from IFW Dresden and evico GmbH, both of which specialize in magnetic levitation technology. Once built, the board was ridden around a specially prepared skate park, even managing to complete a jump.

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Inside the board, a superconducting material is kept at -197 degrees thanks to liquid nitrogen. The board is then placed above a track containing permanent magnets with the magnetic field from the track effectively frozen into the superconductors in the board.

For a more thorough explanation along with great visual aids, check out the video below.

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  • Bug S Bunny

    The Lexus hoverboard should be filed under “a luxury automaker devoted engineering resources to developing something that can only be purchased by those who would never actually use it”.