Hendo 2.0 Hoverboard

In July of 2015 I started work as the only electrical engineer at Arx Pax, a startup company that makes real hoverboards using magnetic levitation(!!!). It was as much fun and work as you think it would be.

There was a ton of different projects that I worked on there, but the coolest one has to be the Hendo 2.0 hoverboard. For obvious reasons (read: NDA) I can't really talk about this project with the depth that I normally do. Suffice it to say that designing a hoverboard comes with the same challenges that electric vehicle design does.

Our big release event happened on October 21st, 2015-- the same date that Marty McFly travels to and rides a hoverboard in Back to the Future II. I naturally had to wear a Marty McFly costume complete with light up shoes and jacket signed by Back to the Future writer Bob Gale.

I've since moved on to start working at Farasis Energy to work with my good friend Jackson aka Farfle to work on lithium batteries for electric vehicles and other cool stuff. I had a blast working on this project and with the awesome engineering team at Arx Pax, and think that "Hoverboard designer" may have a permanent place on my resume ;)

Since the event there have been some cool videos that have come out that you can check out:
Wired Video and Article about the Hendo 2.0
CNET's Hendo 2.0 Video


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  2. The good news is here courtesy of the ever advancing technology. Hendo 2.0 is getting ready to be named the gadget of the century. unlike different standard hoverboards that run on the bottom, this one leaves the bottom slightly some inches but still maintains your self-balance. this is a true flying and cannot be compared to passengers on board during a flight. Passengers in an airplane don't fly; they rather sit on air.Max T. Ledford