X-Men: Days of Future Past is making its way to theaters around the world, and [Mr. Furze] has released his second X-Men related hack — Magneto Boots.
In case you missed it, [Colin Furze] has made three projects to celebrate geekdom and a mastery of fabrication for all the comic book fans out there. He started with the fully functional pneumatic Wolverine Claws, and now he’s tackling Magneto’s powers. The third project isn’t out quite yet, but we can’t wait to see the final installment!
Now the problem with Magneto is his powers are a wee bit too… magical? Without special effects, you can’t really replicate his mutant abilities (please prove us wrong if you can!), so [Colin] decided to do the next best thing. Magnetize himself — well, his shoes.
Not wanting to spend too much money on this project, he needed electromagnets — but where do you get cheap electromagnets? The answer? Microwave ovens. By salvaging the transformers out of microwave ovens, you can easily cut them in half, remove the secondary coils, and bam, you’ve got a bunch of giant electromagnets.
Some steel plates later, a bit of TIG welding, and he put together a pair of strap-on electro-magnetic boots. Each electromagnet is capable of lifting over 80kg off of a 12V car battery — conveniently more than enough to support [Colin’s] weight. His next challenge was learning how to walk upside down.
And of course, the final product.