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The World’s First Hoverboard. Here It Is.

Feadfe6a0eef32344f327efa15da5e8eYou love it when life imitates art.

Especially when the art in question is Back to the Future Part II.

So here’s a hoverboard. It comes from a Silicon Valley outfit called Hendo Hover, and they’re now taking orders on Kickstarter for October 2015 delivery.

Yes, that’s a long way off, we know. But hey, you’ve already waited 25 years. So you can probably wait one more.

This thing’s about the size of a skateboard, with a couple of foot pads for traction. But step on it, and four “engines” create a magnetic field that gives the board exactly one inch of lift. As far as steering goes, you just do that via your own natural movements, not unlike with a skateboard.

They’ve got some other big plans, too. Like hoverboard skate parks. But they’re not selfish about it: one of their options on Kickstarter is a package of four of their hover engines, which they encourage you to put to use building your own board, or inventing other hovering things.

Sorry, still no flux capacitor.

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