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So it's the year 2013 just about, and we don't have hover-boards yet. I'm just as bummed as you. But there's great news, because at least we have Boosted Boards!! This kick-ass project got kick-started with $450,000+ and my buddy Garry Tan over at Y Combinator got me an intro after I rode his beta-model. I'm such a fan...  

Here's me riding the new model, Garry will be so jealous I got to ride it first! These long boards have the goods to hit 20+ mph up hill!!! If the limiters were off they could hit 60mph, but I felt really safe on this thing. It's so smooth and easy to drive... I haven't skateboarded in over a decade and look how easy I make it look! 


Meeting Sanjay (CEO) and his co-founders Matthew and John plus other members of the team solidified this project for me. These guys are super bright, 110% dedicated and working their fingers to the bone on this project. It's the ultimate gig; innovation, engineering, tangible design, incredibly fun! When SGonzalez and I left we were buzzing for the rest of the week. 

That night, I dreamed of the feeling of being on that board... something that only happens to me when I ski, or snorkel. It's exhilarating!  

I've set up the boosted boards team with beta DreamUp.com accounts... if any of you make it in to the private beta version of the platform, look for commission work from these guys and you'll be a part of a really great project!


Also, while there... we met the DOUBLE ROBOTICS team who are building The Double. The Double is a "telepresence robot" allowing you to remotely move around a space anywhere in the world with a gyroscoped bot you can drive around! As shown below, people can see your face and talk to you! Something like an RC Skype-Bot! They're still $2g's but... the company is young so hopefully the price will come down! 

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Have a great weekend ;) 

-- A




  
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :wow: B-) It may not be a hover board but I bet 100 Points that this could become a new trend some day. Heck this might even be some good groundwork for Hover Boards someday :D ;P
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realARTIZT Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How awesomely creepy...:wow:
That movie 'Surrogates' is on its way to actually becoming our new reality.


For now....we're heads on wheels...tomorrow it's all "I'm to lazy to live- I'll send out Robo-Me!!!!" XD
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Robotic Steven !!! FTW I love the boards. This whole journal is full of so much awesome :D
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. Btw long time no see :shifty: I been off dA too long >.<
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome back! :hug:
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank chu. I Missed some of the devious hijinks :lol:

especially with the whole username change :shifty:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
:eager:
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:iconsamshull:
samshull Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
:jawdrop: so, jealous.
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There there :pat: *pats & comforts :3 *
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:iconsamshull:
samshull Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:) haha
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pachunka Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Just when you thought it was safe...

Show ImagesUntitled Drawing by $pachunka
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao:
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOLZ... Trying o clock out early Eh? :shifty:
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:iconoutlawsis:
OutlawSiS Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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o-KOUKLA-o Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist
i wish i could favorite this comment! :iconroflzberriesplz:
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too :D ..... :O I don't recognize your name :wow: New Admin or Username change? :shifty:
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o-KOUKLA-o Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Just New
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I See. Cool B-) Then welcome New Admin :-) :meow:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I want this feature to test :C
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:iconlaurenkitsune:
LaurenKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lulllllllzzzzzzz!
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The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Looks really awesome, but...I'll wait until I can get one of those boards *without* wheels. ;p
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symonx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Finally someone did this heheh

Really really cool
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:iconsniper0092:
Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a skateboard, but it's been months since I rode it.
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:icondiren-chan:
Diren-chan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. But how do you upload videos to dA?
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:squee: Oh technology.
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy S*&* on a stck Bart you became an Admin :wow:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Indeed :D
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats. :D ;P

Hope chu still remember me despite the name change & position of power ( And awesomeness B-) ) :shifty:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Oh I do :la:

My $ is temporary though, i'll go back to my ^ in a month or two :)
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay (dummy:

And Aww.. Y A temp $ ? O_0 And How? ... I hope they at least let you stay PM'd for life :D ;P
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Interface Designer
An internship. :D Yup that'll be forever :la:
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see ... Pity you can't stay on :-( But yay for the other thing :dummy::la:
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How thrilling :la:
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:iconcatluvr2:
catluvr2 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.
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:iconlabyrinther:
Labyrinther Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a stellar idea!..I love it. Boosted bourds sign me up!
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:iconoflird:
oflird Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i saw something about controlling skateboards with your mind wearing headsets on fox news if that's taht,then cool,if not then my bad XD
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Steamland Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
nice (but we do have the tech toi create hover bords. we have flying cars down ehre) looks interesting.
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Loving both products, its incredibly awesome to see new stuff being developed like this! Very inspirational!
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Theos-Kengen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
technology is fascinating :XD:
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JamesHoppy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
That's awesome-sauce!!!
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JamesHoppy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATH??!!??
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:iconmoleyvyrus:
MoleyVyrus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Haha awesome but still hover-boards, want them now. Hollywood makes me sad. :/
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lost-angle Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like an awesome weekend and some amazing projects! Hopefully we'll get to see these come mainstream in the next couple years!
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ShadowMaker-241 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool :la:
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4EverYoungKid Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
But, what happens when you drop the controller in your hand? You'll get hurt if you're going to fast. :meow:
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:iconspyed:
spyed Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the final versions actually are rings that go around your fingers... so you can't ... well you shouldn't be able to drop them ;)
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Clever ;P
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kookiekween99 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
At first I was like :iconexcitedplz:, but then I saw the $1299 price tag. :iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconlexxii:
lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting :) :iconlexxii:
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PeroPeroChan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! ;w; :love:
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