Marty McFly's time-traveling adventures in the Back to the Future movie series gave us a lot of lofty ideas about what the world should look like in 2015. One of the most impressive inventions among the futuristic contraptions created for the series' second installment: the hoverboard. While we still wait for that to become a reality in our everyday lives, this DIY-er created the next best thing.
As part of his preparation for a McFly costume this Halloween, he recreated the iconic transportation device. Sadly, it isn't quite perfect...it doesn't fly. But that's science's fault, of course.
He started with two layers of one-centimeter foam glued together, trimmed and shaped as the board.
Then he coated the whole thing in fluorescent pink spray paint.
He used these replica designs to create the board's logos.
Next, he painted a plastic lid and used pink felt for the foot holds.
Then he shaped half-centimeter foam pieces for the back details.
He made sure they fit next to the back "magnets" -- aka plastic plates painted silver.
Could've fooled me!
The finished back side.
Looks pretty authentic to me! Hey, Doc Brown, it's time to come hook this guy up with some hover technology.