This manual will teach you how to build a DIY Arduino-based remote-control hovercraft that can hover on the ground and move in different direction. The hovercraft is built mainly of poly-foam board, and consists of a ducted fan, two propellers, a PS2® controller module, and an Arduino Uno board. You can use a PS2® controller to run the hovercraft on the ground.
Building the hovercraft requires the basic knowledge of Arduino programming and electrical circuit. This project is moderately difficult and requires about three-to-six-hours’ work. The materials are easy to acquire on the Internet.
The ducted fan and the batteries are dangerous if manipulated improperly. Kids below 13 should not build the project without adult’s help.