Back To The Future Travel Alarm Clock

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This travel alarm clock is about the size of a Funko Pop. It runs on a rechargeable battery, so to save power the time is only displayed when the head is pressed down (this also operates the snooze feature). All of the buttons are on the back, but if it were up to me this gadget would be set remotely by a smart app.

This started as a personal assistant (Alexa/Siri) design, but you guys are probably tired of those! A Bluetooth speaker approach was also considered, but seeing as this character is good at waking up nerds, an alarm clock seemed like the best fit. This approach could be used with any other visor-wearing character, like the Stig or the Power Rangers.

Back To The Future Watch

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Is wearable tech still a thing? Here is a wristwatch version of the Nike Mag, otherwise known as those self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future Part II. The design cues borrow from the strap and ankle brace.

The replica shoes Nike released in 2011 and 2016 still fetch obscene prices on eBay today, so I felt an alternative/affordable product would be ideal for BTTF fans. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the sequel, so hopefully something like this will be offered to celebrate the occasion.

BTTF Time Circuits Alarm Clock

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This again? Yes I posted a design 8 years ago, and it got some traction with fans. I’m now sharing this version of the concept because there have been a few close calls in making it an actual product, but one of the biggest hurdles was the cost to manufacture this.

Back to the Future Wireless Charger And Bluetooth Speaker

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Seeing as some wireless charging pads look like skateboards already, why not enlist the most famous skateboard of all to be a wireless charger, the hoverboard from Back to the Future. Just lay a phone and top of the board and you’ll have enough power to traverse over water. Maybe.

Flux Capacitor RetroPie Console

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I’ve been thinking about building my own Raspberry Pi console with RetroPie for the past several months, and I finally did it! Getting RetroPie to run took a lot longer than building this console, which was relatively easy. But there is a downside, more on that later.

Back To The Future Clock

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The last BTTF clock design I posted has been the bane of a few DIYers and countless people who want one but are disappointed to learn it’s only a concept. In all likelihood it’s too complex a design to execute, with all the digital displays and built-in calendar to boot.

Back To The Future Bluetooth Speaker

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This is a smaller Bluetooth Speaker that features a digital display concealed in the wood finish (like these alarm clocks), and a remote that looks like the component rack next to the speaker from the film.