Crazyman [Colin Furze] is back, and this time he’s setting everything on fire with his Pyro gloves. Though Hackaday readers are already a discerning bunch, this is a build we get submissions for all the time and feature fairly often. It would take an exceedingly impressive build to outshine the other fire hazards. But, as with his pneumatic Wolverine claws and his electromagnetic boots, [Furze] knows how to build the insane and then put on a good show.
The Pyro build is part of [Furze’s] 3-part celebratory X-Men extravaganza, a nod to the realm of superheroes coinciding with the release of the new X-Men film. [Furze] began with a custom reservoir cylinder that fitted with two solenoid valves: one for a pilot light and another for the big blasts. He’s also affixed a Piezo element and a AA battery, which sits in a cozy little container. The bulkier bits of the assembly sit in a backpack, hooking up, as expected, to the wrist-mounted devices. This flame cannon, however, is unique among the ones we’ve encountered here.
The builds we’ve featured here at Hackaday typically combine the pilot light and fuel dump on the same wrist. Dangerous, yes. Stupid? Probably. [Furze] has separated them in his version, however, with the pilot light on one wrist, and the fuel on the other. Flick back one wrist to ignite the pilot light, then aim the second wrist to unleash a fiery woosh.
This setup probably isn’t any safer, however, especially if you can’t aim. Needless to say, don’t try this at home. Do, however, watch the videos below including the behind-the-scenes build breakdown.
[Thanks James & Chris]