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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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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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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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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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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
:eager:
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samshull Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
:jawdrop: so, jealous.
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PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There there :pat: *pats & comforts :3 *
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samshull Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:) haha
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