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Inspired by the Balloon Powered Car, this is a Balloon Powered Hovercraft.
1) Inflate a balloon
2) While pinching the balloon shut, put the stem of the balloon over the inlet at the top of the hovercraft. This is tricky but it can be done.
3) Place on a smooth, flat surface.
4) The hovercraft will float a short distance above the surface until the balloon deflates.
Also useful for determining just how level your table, floor, etc. is, since if there is any slope to the surface whatsoever the hovercraft will drift downhill.
Won't work well on rough surfaces like carpet, grass, etc.
Balloon Powered Hovercraft by pleppik is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure pleppik would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!