It's your kids, Marty! Something's gotta be done about your kids!
Ready Player One author Ernie Cline is giving away a 1981 Delorean, a car which features prominently in the novel -- in heavily-modified form, anyway -- and which Cline drove across the country on his book tour.
And all you have to do to win the car is find a well-hidden easter egg in the English-language print version of the book (which has been out for 10 months without anyone solving the puzzle). Oh, and then you have to pass three increasingly challenging video game tests, which will roll out over the summer at the rate of 1 per month. No big deal.
The only hint is that the easter egg is a URL, and the first challenge is based on the Atari 2600. Sounds like the contest won't be easy, but it also sounds totally worth it for a DeLorean.
Although the shape of the car's body makes the quadrotor's flight a bit uneven, it manages to stay stable thanks to MultiWii software.
Now that the DeLorean is off the ground, all that remains is to get it up to 88 mph. That might take a real Mr. Fusion in the trunk instead of a model version, though.
If you're still reeling from the news that Mattel's official Back to the Future hoverboard doesn't actually hover, maybe this will cheer you up: Mondo, purveyor of stylish limited-edition movie art, has finally gotten around to announcing a set of posters for the Back to the Future trilogy.
Each of the three posters -- designed by Phantom City Creative -- shows a different section of the Delorean. When assembled, they form the entire time-traveling car. The posters will each get a limited print run of 420.
There's also a 3-in-1 variant, released an even-more-limited edition of 115.
The posters go on sale this Friday, March 2nd, at a randomly-selected time. The start of the sale will be announced via Twitter.