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Nils Guadagnin Creates Back to the Future II Hoverboard

Posted By: on May 31, 2010
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Check out how freakin’ cool this is. There is not a single one of you out there that didn’t immediately want a Hoverboard when you first saw them in Back to the Future II. They have been the dream of children from the 80′s ever since they hit the screen.

French artist Nils Guadagnin has recreatred an actual working duplicate of the won which Marty McFly nabbed from the kid. Man…I would give so much to be able to ride one of these. Although this model can only leviate a few inches without any weight (or passengers of course), he does hope to further this project along until it is feasible to ride.

6 Responses to “Nils Guadagnin Creates Back to the Future II Hoverboard”

  1. Matt says:

    "Although this model can only leviate a few inches without any weight (or passengers of course), he does hope to further this project along until it is feasible to ride."

    I wouldn't hold your breath. This guy is an artist not an engineer. What he has done is not so hard, and is indeed an art project. Making one of these ridable is just not physically possible with the current size. It would need to be much much bigger and shaped differently to accommodate the lifting equipment.

  2. counttrarian says:

    Granted there are far worse examples of "art" out there, but haven't magnets been around for owe lets say a few thousand years now? All in all better than performance art, worse than porn.

  3. bob says:

    Man thats lame every kid knows about magnets and how they attract and repel each other just gotta get the weights and distance balanced.

  4. ManateeGag says:

    it does a great job of "hovering" on that platform. let's see it do so over some other surface. Otherwise, it's just a clever use of magnets.

  5. matt says:

    Did anyone else notice the thick power cable running to the white box?

    All this guy has done, is glue a couple of magnets (neodymium?) to the bottom of a skateboard, then put four HUGE electromagnets in the white box. It probably took a few days work, but its no technological breakthrough.

    Saying he "has recreatred an actual working duplicate" is blatantly false. Its a model, but not much more.

    On the other hand, if he made a room where the entire floor was packed with high powered electromagnets…

  6. B1x says:

    I think it's cool.

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