Hoverboard project takes flight--and actually hovers

Artist Nils Guadagnin's latest creation is bound to please many fans of the Back To The Future movies

Nils Guadagnin's hoverboard

Nils Guadagnin's hoverboard

HOVERBOARD - NILS GUADAGNIN from nils guadagnin on Vimeo.

Artist Nils Guadagnin's latest creation is bound to please many fans of the Back To The Future trilogy: He's created a replica of Marty McFly's iconic hoverboard that can actually hover--as long as nobody stands on it, that is.

The geeky achievement is made possible thanks to electromagnets and lasers. Guadagnin detailed that his project, which started back in 2008, works due to the board's integrated magic: It includes an impressive laser system which ensures the stabilization of the hoverboard in addition to an electromagnetic system which makes the levitation possible.

This video shows his board hovering. Be sure to watch out for when Nils gives the board a push, the stabilization process is speedy and impressive.

Hopefully Nils' creation will inspire others and in the not to distant future we will all be hovering along like Marty McFly. How long it will be is anyone's guess, but people like Nils are keeping the geeky dream alive.

Back To The Future fans do you want your very own hoverboard? Let us know in the comments!

[via Fubiz]

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