A hooverboard has a lot of components inside which are responsible for its movement. Here are some of the components housed inside the board. by Dylan Sprouse has some nice tips on this.
Logic board – the so-called “brain” of the board
Built-in gyroscopic sensors
The Logic Board
The logic board serves as the brain of a hooverboard. This is where a processor processes the real-time status of the board, the speed that you are currently going, and the tilt of the wheels on each aside. It also controls the power of the board. This is where you can also set a limit for the max speed of the board.
Self-balancing scooters have two wheels on each side. This is where you can the electric motors as well as the tilt and speed sensors. These sensors will detect the revolutions per minute or rpm of each wheel and send that real-time data to the gyroscope and speed control on the main body.
Gyroscope and Speed Control
This is where the data from the tilt and speed sensors housed inside the wheels are sent to. These data are then sent where they are to be processed.
All hooverboards have one battery rechargeable pack inside it. The capacity of the battery depends mostly on the brand but most of them are equipped with 36V 4400mAH battery packs. These are can travel 10-15 miles on one full charge. But this can change depending on the terrain, the speed, the incline and the weight of a rider. You may also want to bring its dedicated charger with you every time you take out for a ride because you might end up draining all of your battery power easily especially if you end up sharp inclines.
The pressure pads on the houses pressure witches. When you lean forward, the front switch will be pushed down causing the board to move forward.
The tilt sensors are responsible for telling the gyroscopic sensors how far you are leaning which are then sent to the logic board. So if you lean forwards more, the logic board will tell the electric motors to spin faster as it tries to match with your center of gravity.
How Fast Can A Hooverboard Go?
The speed of a board depends mostly on its wheel size and the power of the electric motors. In average, hooverboards have an average top speed of 8 mph or 12.8 kph although there are some that are faster. Boards from the more popular brands have more torque in them which allows them to go faster and can scale up 5-10 degree inclines.
Another important feature of a hoover board is its build quality. You need to be able to understand the materials from which your board was made. Is the frame made of steel? Are the wheels made from plastic or metal? Are the main components housed properly inside the board? Checking the build quality of the board is very important. Also, when you are buying a hoverboard for the first time, it’s best if you choose the one which offers added protection for the board. This is to protect the board from bumps or crashes in case an accident happens.