Building a Toy Hovercraft

by Micah
(Australia)

My hovercraft -top view

My hovercraft -top view

I learnt how to build a hovercraft from a website called supercharged science. I love building things, I thought it would be pretty cool having a home made hovercraft.

You need things like: wood skewer, popsicle sticks, 2 3V DC motors, a 9V battery, propellers and a few more things which we had in the Supercharged Science Kit.

The hovercraft is very light. I needed to go to the butcher to get a large foam tray. When I turn it on, it makes quite a lot of noise and it hovers and goes forward.

At first I did not have the right size cup and so it slid across the ground and it was like it was drifting in circles.

Here is a video of the hovercraft gliding along our wooden floor.



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Aug 04, 2010
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That was Awsome
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That looked so cool as it hovers along the ground

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