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Want to Make a Hoverboard? Now You Can Buy Your Own Mag-Lev Engine

Anyone can now create "Back to the Future" technology.

Patrick CaughillJune 15th 2016

Arx Pax, a company that first gained notoriety with its hoverboards that actually hover, has announced they are going to start selling their engines to companies looking to incorporate hover-based technology into their development. Greg Henderson, Arx Pax CEO, told FoxNews.com, “For the first time ever, we’re putting out this technology for anyone that is interested in its potential.”

Arx Pax first burst onto the tech scene with a Kickstarter to raise capital for a hovering board similar to previously fictional technology seen in the 1989 film, Back to the Future Part II. Prior to this, the market was flooded with self-balancing scooters that were named hoverboards but did no actual hovering. The company’s Hendo Hoverboard promises to be “the world’s first hoverboard.

World famous skateboarder Tony Hawk has been filmed taking a prototype for a test ride.

The engines use Magnetic Field Architecture which has been trumpeted as a new technology that can eventually be developed to help levitate buildings to “protect people and property from earthquakes, floods and sea-level rise.”

The technology made available for sale to companies is said to be able to lift up to about 100kg (220lbs), under favorable conditions. The applications of this technology are only limited by the imaginations of the companies using the technology in their development.

Henderson explains that his tech “could be used in semiconductor manufacturing where delicate components must not be exposed to moving parts while the heavy load capabilities of the engines could be useful in industrial manufacturing.” Two companies (Ball Aerospace and Pampa Technologies) have signed on as beta testers of the engine’s potential.

HE3.0 model engines are being sold for $9,999 for a set of two, and a bundle of four less powerful engines will cost $1,589.

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