Walking On Air

Dorkdaddy.com is a blog about a father raising his children in the “dork tradition” this post is about him and his daughter building a hovercraft, and yes there is video proof that it worked!


letter So my daughter and I built a hovercraft this weekend.

<<pause for effect>>

I can’t even tell you how cool it feels to be able to write that sentence with a straight face. No kidding. We built a hovercraft… together… a real, working hovercraft… in the backyard… that works… together.

If you do a quick google search you’ll quickly find that building a backyard hovercraft isn’t as impressive as all that. There are a thousand “how to” guides out there, most of which can be boiled down to:

“Get a 4′ circle of plywood, a leaf blower, a garden chair, a coffee can lid and a shower curtain. Put ’em all together and you get a hovercraft.”

The entire endeavor doesn’t cost much more than $150 (and the better part of a day… which could cost you alot more if your wife was counting on you helping with the kids)…

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