That Guy Who Built His Own Wolverine Claws? He Just Built Shoes To Walk On The Ceiling

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Remember the crazy gent (Colin Furze) who built the fully automatic Wolverine claws in his garage? He promised more preposterous DIY X-Men themed hackery in the coming days, and he just came through in a big way.

This week’s absurdity: shoes that magnetically let him walk across the ceiling, in honor of Magneto.


Maybe it’s not quite as cool as full control over anything metal — but it’s still absolutely bonkers.

So how does it all work? Appropriately, it all relies on absurdly strong magnets.

Strapped to each of his feet is an electromagnet (ripped from the coil of a microwave, in order to save a few bucks). Each magnet has a long cable attached to it, a button on which releases the magnet’s hold and allows him to move his feet independently.

My favorite part: apparently, building the shoes was the easy part. Figuring out how to walk upside…

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