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Category: Back to the Future

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This Solar Fabric Could Let You Charge Your Phone With Your Shirt

Solar energy is becoming ever more widespread, with panels going up not only on houses and office buildings, but on cars, buses, and road signs. The latest advancement in solar technology will put solar energy on another new and somewhat unexpected surface: people. Not directly on us, though—on our clothes. Scientists are developing wearable energy-smart […]

This Solar Fabric Could Let You Charge Your Phone With Your Shirt

Solar energy is becoming ever more widespread, with panels going up not only on houses and office buildings, but on cars, buses, and road signs. The latest advancement in solar technology will put solar energy on another new and somewhat unexpected surface: people. Not directly on us, though—on our clothes. Scientists are developing wearable energy-smart ribbons that can be woven into fabric, with miniature solar cells to capture and store the sun’s energy. The solar… read more

This Week in Making: Maker Faire Cairo, Crazy Crayons, Casting Tips, and More

This past week we went to Cairo for an amazing Maker Faire, learned what a pulse oximeter was, played with crayons, and more!
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6 Back to the Future Projects as Cool as the Movie

Today is the day that Marty McFly travels to in the future. Celebrate Back to the Future with these futuristic, easy projects.
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The Easiest Way to Levitate a DeLorean

This is the easiest way to make a levitating prop to celebrate Back to the Future day.
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4 Real Hoverboards You Can’t Ride Today

So many hoverboards have surfaced in the past year. Which is the best? Which do we want the most? Check out Lexus, Hendo, Crealev, and Duru.
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If We Made ‘Back to the Future II’ Today: What Would 2045 Look Like?

It’s officially 2015, the year Marty McFly and Doc Brown visited in their souped up DeLorean time machine in Back to the Future Part II. There’s been a flurry of… read more

Gigantic Speaker, Back to the Future Style

At the start of Back to the Future, we find Marty in Doc’s lab, standing in front of a six foot tall speaker with a guitar in his hands. One strum on the strings sends him flying back into a bookshelf, emerging covered in debris. This scene was the boyhood inspiration for two University of Wisconsin students and their attempt to recreate that speaker.