Marty McFly’s Self-Lacing Sneakers Comes to Real Life

Davide GombaSeptember 14th, 2010

If you ever seen this sequence and always missed THAT something, then you are a true nerd AND now you can have those shoes, by supporting this project.

Every fan of Back to the Future remembers the shoes that Marty Mcfly donned in 2015 that autolaced on to his foot and his exclaimation: “Power Laces- alright!”

As part of an Art project for a contest, I created a version from spare parts which I demoed in a short video clip. Despite it’s laughable looks and simplistic function, it went on to get over 1 Million views and the story was picked up by various outlets around the World.

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Unfortunately, I don’t have the resources to create it on my own, which is while I am turning to you guys!

If you contribute just $50 towards the project, besides the Power Laces shwag, you’ll also be the first group notified when the product is ready to ship and have the opportunity to purchase a pair before it goes on sale to the general public. You will also receive a coupon code for a percentage off, the exact amount to be determined after the retail price gets finalized.

mmm. Why NIKE isn’t interested in supporting the first-ever bottom-up produced shoes? There may be a patent problem, but the idea of realizing those shoes with our favourite microcontroller would have never been taken seriously by a major.

But I may be wrong.

Support! (and open source it!)

via [wired's gadget lab] source [kickstarter's page of power-laces]

2 Responses to “Marty McFly’s Self-Lacing Sneakers Comes to Real Life”

  1. Jason Brower Says:

    Fun! They probably could run on a capacitor rather than a battery (I haven’t checked what it runs on.) Then when you take of your shoes you put them in a box that charges them. :D

  2. Mike M Says:

    hey you want support check out http://www.kickstarter.com tons of awesome ideas being funded 500% of their original goal. I learned about it through a project on there for locksmithing.