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In 1989, as part of the marketing for Back to the Future II, Robert Zemeckis committed an unforgivable sin when he claimed that the hoverboards in the scenes set in 2015 were real, but had been banned as unsafe by consumer safety groups. No, seriously, he really did. It came as a crushing blow to kids old enough to know how cool a hover board would be, but still too young to see through an obvious joke, that he wasn't telling the truth, and ever since we've long held out hope for the real deal. Hold onto your hats, because that day may soon be upon us.

Over on Mod This, Don Dula is chronicling his attempt to make hoverboard technology a reality. The inspiration comes from an artist named Nils Guadagnin, who managed to design his own working hoverboard for an art installation in 2010. Dula's device works using an electromagnetic kit purchased from a company in the Netherlands. Two magnets are fixed to a surface, with two other magnets affixed at corresponding points to the bottom of the designated hoverboard. A laser stabilization system keeps the magnets in place, so that they hover above one another; the board is a foam mock up, which he says works best with the magnets, and so far, Dula has managed to support 5 pounds.

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YESS! I'm in ftw!
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... 5Lbs.... This is one fail of a hoverboard.
     
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... 5Lbs.... This is one fail of a hoverboard.

It's a step in the right direction, and just because it currently only can take 5lbs doesn't make it a fail.
    
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... 5Lbs.... This is one fail of a hoverboard.

Prototypes are always janky. If... nay... WHEN this goes into mass production, it'll be just like in BttF. biggrin.gif
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It's a step in the right direction, and just because it currently only can take 5lbs doesn't make it a fail.

Step in the right direction? 200 year old technology slapped on a board isn't a step in any direction.
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... 5Lbs.... This is one fail of a hoverboard.

Prototypes are always janky. If... nay... WHEN this goes into mass production, it'll be just like in BttF. biggrin.gif

Never had the pleasure of seeing BttF. I was never really big into movies. frown.gif

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... 5Lbs.... This is one fail of a hoverboard.

It's a step in the right direction, and just because it currently only can take 5lbs doesn't make it a fail.

Yeah but technically anyone can make a "hoverboard" with magnets. It all comes down to weight balancing.
     
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This is nothing new...
I have a world globe that does this...


Let me know when toys are not involved.
    
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Isn't this old news? I swear I've seen that same exact hover board model months ago if not longer. Or is this someone who is using this magnet model to make an actual working hover board?
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Isn't this old news? I swear I've seen that same exact hover board model months ago if not longer. Or is this someone who is using this magnet model to make an actual working hover board?

Yeah, there have been a few made with magnets/electromagnets for a while now.
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