Laser-enabled Iron Man glove is Very Very Dangerous!
One laser and maker enthusiast has built a working Iron Man glove filled with real lasers powerful enough to blow up balloons, burn wood and turn paper into smoke and ashes.
Patrick Priebe, built the red and gold glove, which features both a red and a blue laser, over three weeks.
In a video demonstration the 32-year-old Priebe who is based in Germany, showed how a 3000mW blue laser embedded in the glove’s palm could blow up balloons from across the room, burn wood and sizzle an orange. The less powerful, 700mW red laser, which sits just above the knuckles, is really only capable of blowing up balloons.
Despite the colorful paint job and spot-on sound effects, this Iron Man glove is no toy. What it can do to wood and paper, Priebe told us, it can also do to human skin and, whatever you do, do not look directly into the lasers.
It also includes an ejecting shell that fires a piece of metal out from under the top cover.
Trained as a polymer and paint lab technician, Priebe started building real-world versions of his favorite movie gadgets, like a working Spider-Man Web shooter, as a hobby. “Then people came asking for custom builds, then I damaged my knee. [I] got fired, now this is my job,” wrote Priebe.
Priebe also noted that he didn’t so much as design the Iron Man Glove as he did begin with an idea of what he wanted and then just started to build. “I never design much. I do stuff on the fly. [I] figure it out while working after I had a certain idea, like the ejecting thing. It worked right away, just the triggering took me two additional days. I had to take apart my paintball gun for parts.”
In addition to the glove, Priebe has built an Iron Man laser gauntlet and an Iron Man missile. He has no plans, however, to build an entire Iron Man suit.