How They Built That Levitating Star Wars Speeder Bike Costume

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How They Built That Levitating Star Wars Speeder Bike Costume

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.

From Youtube vloggers Casey Neistat and Jesse.

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Mike Senese

Mike Senese is a content producer with a focus on technology, science, and engineering. He served as Executive Editor of Make: magazine for nearly a decade, and previously was a senior editor at Wired. Mike has also starred in 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, fixing cars, and attempting to cook the perfect pizza. You might spot him at his local skatepark in the SF Bay Area.

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