French artist Nils Guadagnin has recreated the famously bodacious hoverboard that so often carried Marty McFly to safety in Back to the Future II. Long a fanboys dream, the world is now one step (which, on a hoverboard, could push you several hundred meters) closer to hoverboarding down the boardwalk and tshirts that espouse this burgeoning alternative sport is ‘not a crime.’
The board isn’t 100% functional, unfortunately. It uses electromagnetic components in the board and on the stand to stay afloat (so, unless the streets, rails, cars, etc. of the future are also appropriately polarized, you’re out of luck). To keep it from falling off the stand, Guadagnin employed a laser stabilization system.