Okay, today i'm gonna show you how to make a good looking Hoverboard for less than 30$. We will start with a look on the material to use :
- Hot glue
- White glue
- Glossy paper
- Spray and normal paint
Step 1: Model and Cutting
The first thing I did is searching a model of an Hoverboard. Luckily, I found a very good picture including the dimensions and an image of the bottom of the Hoverboard. With this model in hand, I ran to Walmart and bought 4 sheets of foam for about 10$. I traced the model on one sheet of foam and cut it with an Exacto.
Step 2: Glue Together + Sanding
I repeated the previous step another time and I glued everything together. When you cut the foam, it is possible that you get, on the borders, something like in these pictures. A quick way to correct that is to sand the foam. When sanding, you can put a curve effect on the sides, like the real Hoverboard.
Step 3: Bottom
To build the bottom part, I used the model. For the parts beneath magnets, I used foam I had left (hence the weird rectangle holes). For thicker parts I used the foam sheets from WalMart.
Step 4: Paint
You can choose any color you want. I chose a simple pink that I found at Canadian Tire (Yes I'm canadian!). The other colors for the bottom were from my grandma (thanks grandma).
Note : To harden the foam you can apply 3-4 layer of white glue. Then, it will be less complicated and MUCH better to apply the spray and the other colors.
Step 5: Printing the Design
To print the design, I used the model in the pictures. Glossy paper is better if you want a good looking result. I glued the printed paper on the foam with hot glue.
Note : If you print on multiple pages like me, the better thing to do is to cut the model according to the pink diagonals on the design. Or otherwise you will see the horizontal cut...
Step 6: Velcro
I ordered from ebay, pink and green velcro for about 5$. I really don't need to explain this part. You must follow the green and pink lines from the design.
Step 7: Finish Result + Bonus
An easy DIY project for everyone for cheap. You can even add a foot directionner if you want to. Hope you enjoyed it, any comment is welcome. If you like it don't forget to vote for this project for the Halloween Prop contest!
- John, from Canada