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Working Replica Of Back to the Future’s Hoverboard Floating Successfully

In today’s awesome new tech news, a young French artist named Nils Guadagnin has built an exact, actually-hovering replica of Marty McFly’s hoverboard as seen in the movie Back to the Future II. Guadagnin began the project in 2008 for an exhibition titled — drum roll — “Back to the Future.” Electromagnets allow the board to levitate, while a laser system stabilizes it mid-hover. Although it can’t yet carry the load of a person, it does hold up remarkably well when poked and prodded.

On his website, Guadagnin says that he built the hoverboard as a study in sculpture and as an experiment in spatial automony, but what we really want to know is if he’s putting it up for sale.

Check out the video below to see Guadagnin demonstrate:


Source: Popular Science.

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