Description: This passage is mainly about hoverboard Walmart. The writer shows us the specific steps to make our own hoverboards from Back To The Future, which is very awesome and interesting.
Welcome back, I’m Dave aka, The Costume Kids. Today we’re going to make a hoverboard from Back to the Future 2. So if you don’t know that, Back to the Future is my favorite movie, and I’ve made both Back to the Future Part one and Part two costumes in the past. I think today we can make a hoverboard.
So while doing researches on how to build this, I saw an awesome video by Dustin McLean for DIY props, where he made a hoverboard. I will get that iconic look of it. He not only put it in pink, but he put some templates that he made on the hoverboard, so it looks very cool.
He put a link in the description, so I printed those out, and that’s what we’re using today. So I already have these printed out and am ready to go. There are some photo papers there, which look very nice, and I’m very happy with this.
So I skilled this to 90%, because you can do his actual size which is fine, and it’s a deep inside hoverboard. But I’m a kid, I’m a little bit smaller. So I made it 90%. He made ants out of wood, and he said in the videos that don’t have the tool used wood, you can do styrofoam that he has bought, which will be cheaper.
But I feel styrofoam won’t work, and it feels too fragile and stuff, so I’m going to make it out of my favorite EVA foam. I feel I’m going to cut and layer this stuff together, so I can use multiple sheets widths, and then probably this is a little thin for a hoverboard.
I’m going to stack it up, so we have double thickness and it should be a very good hoverboard. So I’ve got a couple of pieces here if I can stick them together. That’s why I usually don’t like the puzzle pieces, but in this case it’s good, it’ll help us make this together.
And we’re going to glue it together, and we can take our nice pages. There are marks unlike part A, part B, part C and so on, but you get to put those on the back too, because after you cut them off, they’re not there anymore.
So now, we can put it in this way and see how much foam we need, because we have to remember that we’re using double. So now, I’ve got this basic shape for the hoverboard, I’m going to set it on the top of the same piece of foam, I can make it double a high.
We won’t have to stay in the texture side off, because both sides are going to be smooth. Now I’ve got both of these cut out, I can glue together and it is what I’m going to do. Make sure you flip sides so that these seams won’t line up.
There are not weak points, but I’m going to sandwich a piece of cardboard in there so that when they’re glued together, they can’t do this as much. It’ll still be very soft, but a little bit stiffer. I am going to coat each side of this, and then let it dry for a couple of minutes and get tacky.
Then we can stick two together. So this thing looks very awesome, it’s fairly stiff now, which is good for a skateboard. It’s the right size that I want to be, so I’m very happy with this thing. Unfortunately, which is similar to any build, you can expect that I made a mistake this time.
You remember earlier in the article, where I say that you’re supposed to stick both of the attachment sides together that are on the top and bottom. The outside will be smooth, I forget about that. This bottom is the rough side, so you can either sand this, but unless you have an electric sander. That’s going to take you ten million years.
Instead, I’m going to cover it with some adhesive thin craft foams, so it will be a little bit thicker but whatever. Now, both sides are perfectly smooth foam, we can get to do the curve in the front and the lift in the back. That is a very rough cut.
I’m going to refine that with some sandpapers in the rotary tool. all right so now lip on the back, what I’m going to do is to put the papers here. Luckily, Dustin marks where the folds will go, so I’m going to cut that there, and then I can cut another part at an angle, and then it will stick up a little bit like the real one.
So now I’m going to cut it there, I’m going to cut that and then over here, because I have a bit of extra room, I can cut it at an angle. As Dustin said, I think it’s about 20 degrees. So this is what I’m cutting at. As you can see, we can use more contact cement to stick it on, and it’ll stick up.
I guess I have made its angle, but I think it’s very good. Last step before painting is to sand all these edges. I’m going to sand them down and make a little smoother, and then also use the rotary tool to bevel the edges, so they’re a little bit rounder.
This thing is all sanded, which looks very awesome, and now it is time to paint it. So I’m a first hit with a coat of Plassey dip, and then a coat of some pink spray paint. So we are back, this thing is nice and it looks very awesome. I don’t get the full middle of it, that’s because the paper is going to cover it.
So that’s what we’re going to do. Now lay down the sheets of paper, so the papers are set out, they look very awesome, and now we’re going to attach that, you can use whatever glue you want to hot glue, super glue, Elmer’s glue, but hot glue makes it wrinkle, white glue can make it wrinkle, and I don’t have any super glue.
But I think our best option here is to use some spray adhesive, when you spray it, and then it comes to, and you can stick it down. So I’ve got some spray adhesive. I don’t know where this is from, so I don’t know if this stuff’s going to work.
So we are going to test it out. If it doesn’t work, we use contact cement. I think it is fitting, we use our logo scraps from earlier, so go to flip this over, you get our spray adhesive stuff here, I don’t remember we’re using this. So let’s test it out, it’s a little foamy.
So we start picking it up, and we use our foam scrap again. It’s hard to do this with one hand and hold a camera, but stick boom, press it down there, this stuff works very well, stick it on. So I’m all set to use this for the rest of the build, it is flammable. So I’m doing it once again in my garage.
Let’s do this. So the board is back inside now, and we are ready to finish this up with a few more details that we’re going to do mostly out of foam. Before it magnets on the bottom of the hoverboard, I’m going to use paper bowls, you can also use some plates.
About to start this build, I realize that I don’t have any plates, so I’m heading up to the store. Now I’m debating whether to do plastic plates or paper plates, plastic things might look a little shinier, but I feel like that the spray paint will flake off it.
If I do paper plates, I think it will bond a little better and stick to it more, because it’s similar to the cardboard. I have got some paper plates, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the best. I’m going to cut the rims off these and make some new rings out of foam for them.
Then paint them black with silver on the top, so while the magnets are drying, we’re going to work on some of these other foam details. I’m going to do those bit more 2-millimeter, craft foam is my adhesive, and Dustin made these other plans to another shape.
So first of all, each of these on to red foam, and the purple piece that I had made out of some EVA foam that I cut the shape, and then I sand down the circular parts with the rotary tool. So the final detail on the top is the footplate that he steps on.
So I’m going to do that with some more EVA foam painted green, then there’s a stripe on the top and a flap, so he can attach it. I’ve got a few details here to finish up, but mostly this thing’s done.