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 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.

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


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