Back to the Future Power Laces Made a Reality

Time travelling science-fiction flick Back To The Future recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. To commemorate the event one fan set to work on recreating the second movies Hyperdunk shoes, power laces included.

The working proof-of-concept sneakers were created by instructables user blakebevin. Her creation mimics the automated lacing action as seen in the trilogy's second film. You can see the original futuristic shoes, as worn by Marty McFly, in action below:

Nike hasn't quite delivered on power laces, so the only way to get your very own futuristic Hyperdunks is to follow blakebevin's instructions. To complete the hack, you will need a motor, Arduino microcontroller, spare hightop sneakers, spare time and some other bits and pieces. Once you have followed the instuctions you should have your very own pair of power lace sneakers:

It's fitting tribute to Back To The Future --and a lot easier to pull off than re-creating the movie's iconic hoverboard, which one French artist has attempted.

Share your thoughts on the Back To The Future trilogy and the movies vision of the future in the comments below.

[Via Hack A Day]

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