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Making a Splash with Foil’s New Electronic Surfboard

by Newhaven Staff
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Image of a green FOIL surfboard on a beach

The world's most advanced electronic surfboard

Our latest project is making a splash! Foil, Inc. engineered an electronic surfboard, also known as an eFoil, to be the future of personal watercraft technology. Riders can monitor their speed and battery life by simply checking the screen on their handheld Bluetooth controller. The controller also keeps users safe by stopping the board if they happen to fall off.

Image of the 2.4" LCD screen used in FOIL's bluetooth remote

Foil contacted us to build a display that would integrate seamlessly into the controller and be extremely reliable in demanding outdoor elements. Since the display needed to easily fit in the palm of the rider’s hand, we recommended our 2.4” TFT LCD. This display delivers crisp, high resolution graphics and characters while maintaining a slim profile.

under the hood

While the controller’s outer case protects the display against water, we needed to make sure that riders could easily read the screen in all lighting conditions. By default, our 2.4” TFTs come with white LED back lights that are visible in most lighting conditions.

We recommended upgrading this particular display with a sunlight readable screen to ensure riders could easily see the display at any brightness level – even in direct sunlight.

Foil Bluetooth controller assembly process

The display has a wide operating temperature of -20C to +70C which is ideal for this rugged, outdoor application. From hot and sunny beaches to chilly ocean water, this LCD delivers reliable, long-lasting performance.

See the full details for our 2.4” TFT LCD.

About the board

The Foil is handmade from carbon fiber to keep the board lightweight and incredibly durable. Its lithium ion battery is the largest ever fitted to an electronic surfboard of its kind. A single charge can power a ride for over 1.5 hours reaching speeds up to 28mph.

This groundbreaking design has been in the works since 2017 and is available to purchase now. We’re honored to be part of this inspiring project and can’t wait to see where Foil goes in the future! Check out getfoil.com to learn more and order your board today.

Image of surfer using a FOIL electronic surfboard

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