This Iron Man Glove Shoots Lasers #WearableWednesday
If you ask any kid, they’ll tell you that they love Iron Man’s suit because it can shoot things. Well, it doesn’t take a kid to love this glove that I found on Popular Science. It was hand crafted by Patrick Priebe, who makes custom designs of laser style gadgets for clients. His Iron Man glove has two lasers, one on the palm and one on the top, so like tennis, you can do a forehand and backhand type of attack.The glove also makes the power sound that you’ve grown to love on the movie, which makes it mega fun. The coolest part is the small piece of metal that gets flung with a “clink” after the shoot. It just speaks to the sound of needing to reload.
Patrick shows off the glove’s power by shooting balloons, pieces of wood, and an orange on the video. I have to admit that I’ve only ever played with a laser pointer with my cat, so I actually found this section of the video really interesting. Seriously, the glove is really a great replica that any cosplayer would be psyched to wear, and it would be perfect in combination with our Unibeam chest gadget. With some 3D printing, NeoPixels and electronic skills you can have an awesome outfit for Comic Con. Move over Hulk!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.