Why wait for October, 2015 for Marty McFly to show up and fly a hoverboard around? A small company from Los Gatos, California are giving you that chance now! (For a fee, of course)
The Hendo Hoveraboard - dubbed the worlds FIRST hoverboard - has started a kickstarter campaign to fund their ground breaking project.
However, there is a catch...
The current prototype will hover about 3cm off the ground, carrying up to 140kg for around 15 minutes powered by a battery. It uses a strong magnetic field to repulse a ground-based material and float in the same way large maglev trains like the Shinkansen (“Bullet train”) in Japan operate. That means you can't go hoaverboarding everywhere, only over floors made of non-ferrous metals such as copper or aluminium.
If you would like to fund this campaign, check out their KICKSTARTER page!
The company is looking for $250,000 in funding to refine the working technology from the prototype and start production. Pledges start at $5 with $299 buying a developer kit but those looking for a working Hendo board will have to shell out $10,000.