Monday, May 5, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

And now presenting.......

Ok in the last few weeks we have been working on a presentation for a Ted Talk on our design. The next we  are going to do to our hovercraft is try out an idea that Wolf had. Put a balloon filled with helium around the edge of the hovercraft so that when it flies of the ground it stays in the air.

I know that I didn't mention this last blog but the mattress inflater was powerful enough to inflate the skirt and lift the packet of four D-battery required to power it.  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

IT'S ALIVE!!!

We finally got the hovercraft off the ground with a with something much more powerful than the wimpy little computer cooler. A mattress inflater. Also we made our new hovercraft with the skirt holes NOT directly below the fan. Here is how well it works:


    

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ideas wanted

Here is a document that has some hole patterns for our hovercraft skirt (and no it is not for decoration) if you have any ideas for it please post some pictures.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Powering up

Hello it is Jonah again with another blog. Last weekend I went to a store where they sell R.C. vehicles and got a rechargeable  lithium polymer battery that is light weight and provides more power than a bunch of 9 volt batteries. Now we need to figure out how to get it to send power to all of the parts of the hovercraft that need it.
       

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Our model

Hello I am writing to say how it went building a working model hovercraft. So far we have managed to find a computer fan that will lift the hovercraft into the air. Also we have managed to modify a USB cable so that we can use it to get power from much stronger sources. Also we made a light foam body for all of the electronics to go on. Also hear is a cool YouTube video about hovercrafts.