This post needs no introduction. Hendo has a Kick Starter campaign running at the moment to back their project a real life hover board. For a lump sum of $10,000 you can own a hover board (Looks like they are all sold out!)
The project goal is $250,000. So far they have raised $195,003. They’ll easily reach their goal. Interestingly enough it doesn’t look like they want to develop hover boards but instead a smarter more efficient mode of transport to move goods around. In their video they state ‘Imagine a vehicle with all the freedom of a car but with the efficiency of a train’. They are trying to produce frictionless movement.
The hover engines unfortunately don’t work on any surface, from the looks of the video I would guess some sort of copper or metal base.
They’ve done a great job of getting attention by producing a hover board.