Hendo Hoverboard: The world’s first real hoverboard

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Hendo Hoverboard

Whenever you talk about hoverboards, the first thing that usually comes to mind is that awesome scene from Back to the Future Part II.  It is now one step closer to reality. Arx Pax, a California startup, just built a real, working hoverboard. The company is attempting to crowdfund the Hendo Hoverboard as a proof of concept for its hover engine technology — it’s not quite the floating skateboard Marty McFly rode, but it’s an obvious precursor to the imagined ridable: a self-powered, levitating platform with enough power to lift a fully grown adult.

 

 

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The car of the future doesn’t fly, it fixes your flat

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Back to the Future flying Delorean

Back to the Future has filled our heads with visions of soaring Deloreans, but in reality, the automobile industry has some pretty glaring flaws it needs to address before we can attempt flight. It seems like everything in our daily lives is becoming connected. But very often the car is left out of this conversation, and it would benefit greatly from a healthy dose of mobile connectivity.

 

 

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Onewheel – an electric, self-balancing skateboard

Back To The Future 2 was the inspiration for the folks at Future Motion when they set out to build a new electric skateboard. Inventor Kyle Doerksen knew he didn’t have the Tony Stark-level genius it would take to actually whip up an actual hoverboard, but he still wanted to emulate the feeling the feel of riding one.

 

 

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DeLorean Motor Company goes back to the future with all-electric DeLorean

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Electric DeLorean DMC-12 in the works

It comes as no surprise that the DeLorean DMC-12 is a popular car for DIY electric car conversions given the car’s iconic classic/futuristic status.  And it’s official that DeLorean EV is coming from Humble, Texas’ reborn DeLorean Motor Company itself.  Who else would build a time machine electric car and do it with some style?

 

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Nike Patents Plan for Back to the Future Self-Lacing Sneakers

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Nike’s patent resembles the shoes from Back to the Future 2

Nike has filed a patent for a self-lacing shoe that resembles the sneakers from “Back to the Future 2” so closely, one has to wonder whether a hover-board and flux capacitor could be far behind.  There is currently no timetable for when these shoes may hit the market, but the patent shoes indicate that Nike is definitely working on the technology.

 

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Altering Our Dependencies… one snip at a time

Altering Our Dependencies… one snip at a time 

My granddaughter, Dez, and I rarely see eye to eye. But we have a relationship where we are heavily dependant upon each other

I’m a bit like film director Robert Zemeckis who co-wrote the screenplay Back to the Future. I notice those little things that have disappeared, fond memories of my chilldhood, like service stations that actually had people who provided service.

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