Mouser Will Show How to Make Marvel Superhero Tech #WearableWednesday
You know I love Ironman and I let out a giggle today discovering this new video from Mouser launching their latest program for their innovation lab. Mythbusters star Grant Imahara and YouTube celeb Allen Pan (you may recall his insane Thor’s Hammer project) are collaborating to create some Marvel magic according to Business Wire. They’ll be making working versions of Ironman’s gauntlet and Captain America’s shield. Of course with all the scandal involving lasers and planes these days, I’m curious how they will handle the gauntlet project. Although not many clues are offered in this first video, supposedly there will be some new parts offered by sponsors Molex and Analog Devices. It’s all for educational purposes, according to Mindy Hamilton, Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships at Marvel Entertainment LLC.
With Mouser combining engineering and Marvel’s characters into an entertaining and easy to understand STEM-oriented video segment, it will help students and others gain new insights into the technology field.
As a wearable tech enthusiast, I’m especially looking forward to the gauntlet. I’ve seen a few memorable versions already, including this piece of awesomeness from the guy at LaserGadgets, who incidentally makes custom designs for people wanting working props. He’s got a couple versions of the gauntlet including one with a movable opening/closing action and one that fires a missile, but this is probably my fave.
So, wishing the Mouser/Marvel team good luck with their project and can’t wait to see their next video. If you have an interest in creating your own superhero gear, you should check out our Ray Gun Blaster learning guide. It combines LEDs, sound and 3D printing to create a blaster that will make you the hero of this galaxy. Well, okay, you can at least be the next thing at Comic-Con. Have fun putting together your next cosplay!
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