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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Back to the Future With 17 Cool Gadgets and Designs

By Chip
From http://walyou.com/

Those who were grown up in the 80s must not forget the science fiction movie that was storming cinemas in 1985 – “Back to the Future”. The amazing journey of the everyday teenager Marty McFly made all the kids go crazy over time traveling machine. Let’s hop on a DeLorean and take a trip back to Back to the Future era with these 17 amazing Back to the Futre gadgets and designs below.

Dolerean Hovercraft


Anyone who has watched Back to the Future must have dreamed of the Dolerean Hovercraft, but Matthew Riese is one of few people who have found the way to make his childhood dream come true. He launched a project on Kickstarter to raise $5500 for the project, and the result is the craft that can hover over flat surfaces like sand sand or water at the speed of approximately  45 miles per hour.

Delorean DMC-12 Flash Drive

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This 1:18 scale model of Delorean is an amazing toy car which will drive you right from the 1980’s flick into the present with an impressive capacity of 500GB. Invented by Flash Rods, the flash drive is available at $250 each.

Back to the Future Lights and Sound DeLorean

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Image Source: Indian Car and Bike Blog
This Back to the Future II DeLorean doesn’t come with 500GB capacity but is complete with a cool electronic system of lights and sounds, gull-wing doors that swing open and wheels that pop out for flight mode. The model was built as limited edition on 1:15 scale.

Back to the Future DeLorean Model

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This perfect toy car is a replica that will make McFly proud. The Back to the Future DeLorean die cast model is 1:18 scale and 9.5? in length, and is available at $49.99.

Lego RC Back to the Future Delorean

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Image Source: Seriously Geek
As a combination of Lego, radio control and the epic sci-fi movie, this Lego RC Back to the Future DeLorean is geeky – beautifully geeky – from every perspective.

DeLorean Perler Bead Sprite

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Playing with Perler beads is one of the newest geeky trends. Doctor Octoroc has created some amazing Perler bead sprites of famous vehicles including our beloved DeLorean.

Authentic Back to the Future Hovercraft

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As one of the hero Mattel Hoverboards used by Marty McFly in the classic 80s trilogy, this Hovercraft drove the fans crazy when it went on auction with starting bid of $30,000. Nostalgia doesn’t come cheap.

Hoverboard Project


If $30,000 is a bit out of your budget, you might want to learn from Nils Guadagnin as he created his own hovercraft. To defy gravity, the French artist uses an electromagnetic system to levitate the board,  and a laser system to stabilize the object in the air.

Nike 6.0 SE DeLorean Shoes

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Nike made a breakthrough in shoes design when it introduced the shoes that look like a car in the classic sci-fi – dubbed as Nike 6.0 SE DeLorean. The soles mimic the tail lights of the classic DMC-12, the exterior is designed to look a lot like the stainless steel frame and the bottom of the shoe has the same gridded red-yellow-white pattern.

Marty McFly’s Back to the Future Shoes


To celebrate Back to the Future’s 25th anniversary, a fan decided to make a version of Marty McFly’s auto closing shoes. The mod uses an Arduino micro-controller and two servo motors. As you step inside the shoe, the force sensor feels the additional pressure, adds tension to the lases, tightens the shoe.

Marty’s Color Changing Hat


Available at $21.39, this famous color changing Marty Cap will help you show off your crazy love for the 80s sci-fi on your face.

Back to the Future Camcorder

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Retromax is the luckiest Back to the Future fanboy. He has a real 1984 JVC GR-C1 Camcorder, the same model Marty McFly used in Back To The Future. Listed on top 100 gadgets of all time, this was the first ever combined camera and recorder.

Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Replica

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People tend to go nuts over DeLorean and forget what really started everything: the Flux Capacitor. This cool replica, sold at $230, finally gives Flux Capacitor justice.

iPhone 4 Flux Capacitor Decal


Image Source: CrunchGear
With just $6, you can change the sleek appearance of the latest version of iPhone into something retro and geeky with this iPhone 4 Flux Capacitor decal.

Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Cake

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Made to celebrate Back to the Future’s 25th anniversary, this stunning DeLorean Cake is the sweetest thing any fan can dream of.

Back to the Future Birthday Cake

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Even though it was not made for the official 25th anniversary, this DeLorean cake is no less cool and geeky.  The cake retains the original shape and color of the car with interesting details like the 2.12 gigawatt nuclear generator and the windshield wipers. I want one for my birthday too.

Back to the Future Mug

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Image Source: Gadgetshop
A coffee in this Back to the Future mug – featuring the logo of the film and the famous DeLorean – is the perfect way to start a day full of adventures.

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