Batarangs for The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is out now, and [Christian] over at MakeIt Labs decided to show up everyone at this year’s Halloween party with these custom made Batarangs.

After the Batarangs were plasma cut out of 11-gauge steel, [Rob] beveled the trailing edges of the wing, powder coated them, and sharpened them with a grinder and a diamond stone. Yes, these Batarangs are probably much better weapons than the on-screen logo shaped shuriken, but it’s questionable how useful they are compared to perfectly balanced CGI weaponry. They’re a really awesome looking build perfect for this year’s Halloween costume.

One small word of warning for all the commentors: We know a few of you have already seen the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, but posting any spoilers will result in a member of the Hackaday team hunting you down and savagely beating you. Also, given the shooting at the premier in Aurora, Colorado you probably don’t want to bring weapons – even prop ones – to a movie theatre.

You can check out the making of video for [Christian]‘s Batarangs after the break.

[Thanks Christian]

Comments

  1. John Schuch says:

    Wow. Do you guys watch the news? Or was this a scheduled post? Showing up at Batman with any sort of weapons would probably be a REALLY bad idea right about now.

    • Aaron says:

      Think so? If someone there had been equipped to return fire, maybe there wouldn’t have been so many people killed and wounded.

      • John Schuch says:

        That’s arguable, but I meant that there will probably be heightened security at the showings, and the likelihood of getting hassled or bounced would be real.

      • Judeon says:

        from what i’ve read he used some kind of explosives or tear gas, good luck shooting with tears in your eyes.

      • Ted says:

        Yeah Aaron, the best way to defuse a situation involving a “crazed” gunman is give more people guns… That’s like saying the best way to put out a fire is with petrol (Gasoline)… :/

      • joe says:

        @aaron

        what so you can fire through other people in a crowed theater while people are in a panic? Or ricochet bullets flying around?

        We need more gun control, not less.

      • Aaron says:

        @Ted: You don’t think a bullet through the head would’ve “defused” Holmes pretty damn quick?

      • MikrySoft says:

        @joe – Yeah, because criminals (who obviously care deeply about the law and wouldn’t get unregistered gun via less official channels) need the safety provided by strict gun control. Check crime rates in Switzerland, where almost every household has at least one automatic weapon (AFAIK they get to keep it after mandatory military service). Or Austria, where gun law are also very friendly.

      • joe says:

        @aaron re your thoughtless reply to Ted

        He was wearing body armor gasmask and a helmet. You would have to fire through a theater full of panicing people. You would pretty much be gaunenteed to hit a innocent person. The answer to violence is not more violence. You really are a sick person.

      • m1ndtr1p says:

        Yea, because that’s just what they needed, another (or several) idiot(s) affected by teargas shooting wildly at the first idiot who was wearing body armor, a gas mask and helmet and also shooting wildly at random people…

        All while everyone else in the full theater is panicking and running for the exits. Not to mention the ones in the other theater next to it who had no idea what was going on and were locked inside while bullets were coming through the walls…

        Yep, great idea there Einstein.

      • pcf11 says:

        If I’d have been heeled at the theater I’d have returned fire. Supposedly the punk was wearing body armor too though. I guess I’d have had to have gone for a head shot. Just to even up the odds I might have had to grab myself a human shield too. What the hey, they’re going to get shot anyways, but at least they could be useful doing it.

      • lwatcdr says:

        I would have to say you are incorrect.
        The shooter was wearing body armor including a ballistic helment and used smoke and or tear gas in the attack. Not to mention he was armed with an AR-15, shotgun, and two pistols. At best you would be dead quickly at worst you would have shot a bystander.
        Now if you are a member of the special forces, an experienced infantryman, or a well trained member of a SWAT team you might have a small chance with a pistol if you where lucky. At least your odds of hitting a bystander would be very low.

    • I wrote this last night and the shooting happened well after I went to sleep.

      So, yes, incredibly bad timing, but at least not on my part. It’s a damn tragedy what happened in Colorado and I edited the post to reflect this.

    • Caleb Kraft says:

      this was scheduled. it has been edited.

    • Chad says:

      Actually, I carried my properly registered CCW handgun with me last night.

  2. Jonathan says:

    Considering the loss of life last night, this writeup comes across in poor taste.

  3. M says:

    You call this journalism?

  4. Judeon says:

    i could outdo anyone with my 9mm :)

    • joe says:

      You are part of the problem.

      • Aaron says:

        Yes, because every firearm owner harbors secret fantasies of murder. Is there no depth to which a Roundhead won’t sink?

      • m1ndtr1p says:

        @Aaron and @Judeon

        The vast majority of civilians have not had any firearm training in stressful situations, they would choke and end up shooting an innocent bystander… I don’t care who you are, no civilian should ever take matters like these (Colorado shooting) into their own hands, especially when the lives of MANY others are in the balance.

        The fact that you think you’re so great with a gun is more dangerous to everyone around you than the original douche who started shooting up the place… Besides, either of you would probably be too busy pissing yourself out of fear to shoot back.

      • pcf11 says:

        What problem?

  5. Zee says:

    Your sense of timing is uncanny.

  6. momo says:

    Guns don’t kill people!!! /S

    • Aaron says:

      Oh, yes, of course — two long arms and two handguns just toddled into a theater all by themselves and shot a dozen people dead. No human agency involved. And certainly someone who’d do something like this would never, for example, tuck a timed gasoline bomb under his seat and chain the theater doors shut on his way out.

      • joe says:

        You have a sick mind. I think the guns helped this guy more than just a bit to commit this atrocity. He shouldn’t have been allowed to get get guns. No one should, unless you need them in order to hunt for food. even then there far better ways of hunting than guns.

  7. PH says:

    They look very nice indeed, a step up from the shaken one use to do (secretly of course) at shop class at school. (Sho Kosugi was at his peak at the time) Two throws at the wall and the tips would bend, rendering them useless. Maybe for the better.

    I am sad to hear that some crazy guy killed a lot of people at the cinema last night, I do not see any connection to these homemade movie-props though, as some of you other commenters seems to do.

  8. Meh says:

    wow not weapons, not even related to the tradgety. The only thing that links them is the subject. This is clearly a case of making movie prop replicas.

  9. n0lkk says:

    When working with a medium that allows time shifting coincidences are bound to happen. The chances of anyone directly affected seeing this hackaday entry and being offended is pretty slim, I think. Those who would return America to a time that really didn’t exist often play the “if” game. No doubt there are plenty of ifs with this tragedy. As for as the post itself goes I’d give it 2.5 stars, Nice finished project, but nothing newfor me to learn.

  10. Oops says:

    I would advise not sharpening these – be satisfied with a slight bevel. Take it from a guy who made exactly the same project a few years back and had a brief experience with the police, a pair of handcuffs, and a lecture about trying to be a superhero only to end up cut up into pieces and stuffed into the mountains.

  11. Ralph says:

    Spoiler warning:

    Bruce Wayne is Batman

  12. Roger Parkinson says:

    Yeah, forget the sharpening stage. As props they’re fun, but as sharpened weapons they are an accident waiting to happen.

  13. Paul says:

    Those are really cool and very well made. Nice work Christian!

  14. Paul says:

    Since we’re talking about Batman…I had a little fun and made this. I thought you guys would appreciate it. http://www.ghulgle.com in honor of Ra’s Al Ghul and Batman.

  15. ace says:

    I find it funny that a group of people acquainted with how easy it is to get CNC machines and cad files online think that gun control will be effective in reducing gun violence. Especially given that most of that violence is from organized gangs who are already producing illegal items in their backyards. There are likely people who’d love the additional revenue gun sales would generate once they’re fully black market.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 93,770 other followers