Marty McFly-Style Hoverboard Finally Becomes A Real Thing
Back To The Future fans were left disappointed when an alleged Marty-McFly style hoverboard that went viral online turned out to be fake, earlier this year, but now it looks like someone has FINALLY created the actual thing.
Californian architect Greg Henderson has now managed to develop a real hoverboard that floats in mid-air, just like in the legendary 1980s movie. The Hendo board uses “magnetic field architecture” to levitate people and objects and the idea came about when Greg was trying to find ways of building structures that would withstand earthquakes.
In the video clip that has been posted on YouTube, a guy can be seen gliding smoothly above a skate ramp. The company is now hoping to raise £155,000 ($250,000) via a Kickstarter campaign, with him planning on selling the boards for £185 ($299). And with the clip hitting headlines, Henderson has already managed to make over $200k, with 53 days to go.
“About two years ago, we began investigating magnetic field architecture (MFA) and hover technology as a better way to build, move people and move materials,” Arx Pax founder Greg said. “During our research, we discovered a way to transmit electromagnetic technology that is far more efficient than anything else. This means that our patent-pending Hendo Hover Engine technology can enable platforms to hover over non-ferrous materials with payloads of virtually any size and weight.”
Check out a guy taking a spin on the real-life hoverboard below: