A company has SORT OF invented a hoverboard like the one Michael J. Fox rides in "Back to the Future 2"...and they're using Kickstarter to raise $250,000 to develop the technology even further.

At the moment, the thing actually works, but there are drawbacks. First of all, it only works on a metallic surface...so you can't just randomly ride it around town, over water or anything cool like that.

Also, it only hovers three-quarters of an inch off the ground, the battery only lasts A FEW MINUTES, and it makes an incredibly loud, high-pitched noise.

Still, it hovers...and you can actually ride it. It's called the Hendo Hoverboard.

Check it out here:

And here's the hoverboard scene from "Back to the Future 2":

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