What do you do when you want Marty McFly’s hoverboard from Back to the Future so badly you can almost feel yourself floating around on it? You do what French artist Nils Guadagnin did: build one yourself.
As you can see in the video above, Guadagnin created a life-sized floating replica, using a couple of electromagnets along with a laser guidance system. That tech allows the board to lift off the ground just like the “real” thing. Never mind that it can only lift 5 pounds so far — Guadagnin calls it a “work in progress.”
Until you can pick up one of these hoverboards at the local sporting goods store, Mattel will be more than happy to sell you a scale replica of Marty McFly’s hoverboard, up for pre-order in a matter of weeks.
What would our world be like if antigravity technology were cheap enough to install in a kid’s skateboard?
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