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The flying hover board from Back to the Future is now a reality

Flying hover board technology is finally here, but with one small catch.

Hendo Hoverboard

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If you’re a fan of the Back to the Future trilogy, then you’re going to love the Hendo Hover Board.

To put it in simple terms, Hendo announced that it’s introducing the world’s first real hover board and hover developer kit, essentially putting hover technology in the palms of your hands.

Hendo Hoverboard

So you’re probably wondering, does it really work? Yes, it actually does. However, there’s a catch. The Hendo Hover Board can’t float over any solid surface, it can only float over surfaces like aluminum and copper. So if you’re having ideas about riding your hover board downtown, we’re still aways from that.

James Temple of Recode explains the science involved in the easiest terms:

The science at work here is actually pretty easy to explain. Know how magnets repel one another when their like poles are facing? And remember how rubbing a magnet on something, like a paperclip, briefly makes it magnetic too?

Well, there you go.

Check out this video of the Hendo Hover Board in action:

The Hendo Hover Board is currently running a crowdsourcing campaign on KickStarter. They have already surpassed their goal of $250,000 with 53 days remaining on the campaign.

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  1. Raoh shiro

    October 24, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Instead of paving the streets in Tar and Concrete, we should mix in liquid aluminum in a concrete mix so we can have flying cars!

    Now we just need those self lace shoes Nike promised about!

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