According to Hollywood, time machines can come in any shape and size. And for the latest episode of Super-Fan Builds, two of the most unusual time machines—the iconic DeLorean from Back to the Future and the hot tub from Hot Tub Time Machine—were merged to create an even better way to relax and let the hours fly by.
A team of engineers from Stanford University decided to create a self-driving DeLorean. But unlike the autonomous cars that are designed to sedately drive in city traffic, this one’s made to drift and pull donuts.
With the 30th Anniversary of Back To The Future next month, we’re about to get a whole lot of cool goodies to play with celebrating the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown—starting off with these cool little minimate figures from the first film, revealed for the first time here on io9!
Back to the Future is basically the perfect movie. But it totally could have been just a bad 80’s movie if a few things went differently. Like if Eric Stoltz never got replaced with Michael J. Fox, if the movie had used a refrigerator as the time machine instead of the DeLorean or if the movie was called Spaceman from…
There’s always some added level of satisfaction when you build something yourself. So instead of spending money on a model of the BTTF DeLorean assembled in an overseas factory, here’s a simple tutorial—courtesy of Dave Hax—that will show you how to build one from scratch using a couple of empty Pepsi cans and other…
The DeLorean was known for a lot of things. Speed was not one of them. Underpowered even by early 1980s standards, it was a bizarre choice for a time machine that needed to hit 88 MPH to cross the temporal barrier. But could Doc Brown’s car even go that fast in the Twin, er, Lone Pine Mall parking lot like it does in…
We're still waiting on many of the futuristic technologies from Back to the Future: Part II. We don't have Marty's hoverboard, Doc's electronic technology that puts you to sleep, or the government's total weather control. But you might have a chance to win Doc Brown's DeLorean — provided the Cubs win the World Series.
A prediction about the future that I'm pretty confident in making: this picture will be the best thing to come out of St Patrick's Day 2015. The photo, showing a line up of DeLoreans and a BTTF DeLorean caboose, was taken by BruceK and shows the DeLorean portion of the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Toronto.
If this video doesn't get you going, you're dead inside and we can't be friends. Florian Renner made this short animation, Retrowave, as an ode to the style of the 1980's. It basically combines the worlds of Back to the Future and Tron by turning the DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid.
Streaming video games could be so clutch, if it wasn't for maddening lag time. Microsoft researchers have a solution in DeLorean, a "speculative execution system" that predicts what you'll do next and shows you the most likely result—before you've even mashed a single button.
I don't know who would win the race between Optimus Prime, the Batmobile and a DeLorean time machine. Probably the DeLorean, since it can travel to the future and win right away, right? This cool stop motion short by Taiwanese animator Counter656 says otherwise.
Some people are movie fans. Others are fanatics. And then there's Lenny Hochteil, the man who built a DeLorean time machine just like the one in Back to the Future. It's got a flux capacitor, gullwing doors and ground effects. And yes he does dress up like Doc Brown when he drives it.
I've grown up. I've faced reality. I now know that getting a DeLorean time machine like in Back to the Future isn't going to happen any time soon. I think I'm okay with it. I'd definitely be okay with it if I could replace the DeLorean-sized hole in my heart with this awesome DeLorean Hovercraft. It was spotted…
This baby boy has the coolest parents ever. For his first Halloween, his awesome parents dressed him up as Marty McFly from Back to the Future and built him a DeLorean push car. Just look at him inside his tiny little DeLorean, it's one of the most adorable Halloween costumes ever.
To anyone who is good at making stuff with their hands: please make me this DeLorean center console clock from Back to the Future for me. There are instructions from Adafruit and links to all the stock parts you need to pull it off.
Fellow Back to the Future freaks, rejoice for there's now a USB flash drive that is also a a modified DeLorean, just like the one in the movie. $25 buys you 4 Gbytes.
Profiles in History is auctioning off over a 100 Back to the Future props but the one that's got me—and about the entire rest of the world—shaking in my boots is the DeLorean used in BTTF III. It's one of only seven DeLoreans used throughout the entire series.
Please God, if you exist, wherever you are, have mercy and let this be a Photoshop. Thank you. [Thanks Karl!]
Do you see it? These Nike's reinterpret the DeLorean's stainless steel body with a matte silver, no-sew upper. The sole of the shoe cutely mimics its tail lights and the shoe's heels send a nod to the car's rear window shades.