Great Scott! A Los Gatos company built a hoverboard

It’s official, we’re in the future – sort of.

Hendo Hover, a Los-Gatos based company, has launched a Kickstarter to fund the world’s first production hoverboard.

A hoverboard being the holy grail of personal transportation since the device made its debut in the 1989 sci-fi classic “Back to the Future Part II,” where Michael J. Fox’s character, Marty McFly, travels from 1985 to 2015 in a flying DeLorean.

But hold on, McFly.

As of now the board is only a proof of concept that hovers an inch off the special metal flooring.

To get your hands on the real thing, the company says backers who donate $10,000 will need to wait until October 21, 2015 — which is the day Marty McFly arrives in the future.

For developers interested in the technology, the company is also offering their Whitebox developer kit that houses a smaller hover engine that will run for 12 to 15 minutes on a two-hour battery charge.

At top: The Hendo Hoverboard. (PRNewsFoto/Arx Pax)




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