Stan Taylor and his physics class at Miles Community College built a hovercraft powered by an average electric leaf blower! Watch it in action below. Video: . Now, learn how to do it from William J Beaty's plans.
A Leaf Blower
This tutorial video will show you how to build a hovercraft using plywood, a leaf blower, and various other materials. This hovercraft works best on a smooth, flat surface. Video: .
Here is a video that shows you a quick and effective way to increase the horsepower of you car with just a leaf blower.
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Admit it—at some point or another, you've wished that you had your own personal hovercraft. Don't worry, we've all been there. Well, a company called Aerofex wants to make a hovercraft that's way more than your standard leaf-blower-powered one, taking a queue from the swoop an ...more
Mod your leaf blower by attaching a vacuum hose and use it as a party prop creator. Make a foam party or a confetti cannon to excite your guests. You can also make a sky guy, the creature that gets your attention at every intersection with its crazy blowing arms!
Here's an instructional video that teaches you how to make a toilet paper blower out of a leaf blower, some screws, and two pieces of sheet metal or wood... and of course toilet paper. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
This is a Wired Magazine Geek Dad production. Make your own UFO at home with this hover craft. You need a leaf blower and some ingenuity. Build a hover craft. Click through to watch this video on pbs.org
Check out this Mad Science Experiment with Jason Young and Sean McMains on how to build a hovercraft and send unsuspecting children hurtling down the street on it. To make this cheap and amazing hovercraft, you'll need some wood, plastic sheeting and a leaf blower. This makes ...more
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