A Real Working Hoverboard


We don’t really need to reminisce about how we yearned for the day when we would get to ride our very own Hoverboards from Back to The Future Part II. It’s suffice to say we all wanted one. Well, 80’s enthusiasts have we got significantly awesome news for you because the fictional floating board of your dreams is here. Doing the seemingly impossible, french artist Nils Guadagnin has recreated nerdy of the most extreme order. A real life floating hoverboard that actually works. Well, sorta. Here’s the catch you can’t stand on it (bummer).

The board floats through a simple electromagnetism, with laser stabilization system that dynamically adjust the magnets to keep the board a float on it’s display stand. Besides being aesthetically faithful replica of the original prop, there’s not much more to the thing. It’s not functional or intended to be interactive. It’s just art. Really F’N awesome art!

Sadly we’re not any closer to a floating board that will scoot us to the cafe 80’s but this is a step in the right direction.

HOVERBOARD – NILS GUADAGNIN from nils guadagnin on Vimeo.

source: geekosystem

Category: Film, Nerd Culture

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