First, watch this awesome video of a replica Star Wars speeder bike appearing to levitate its way around NYC. Then check out the backstory of how it was built. Cardboad prototyping, metal work, vintage motorcycles, costume making, and a clever mirrored reflection illusion trick pull the whole thing together.
Mike Senese is the Executive Editor of Make: magazine. He is also a TV host, starring in various engineering and science shows for Discovery Channel, including Punkin Chunkin, How Stuff Works, and Catch It Keep It.
An avid maker, Mike spends his spare time tinkering with electronics, doing amateur woodworking, and attempting to cook the perfect pizza.View more articles by Mike Senese