Engineer Builds Working Thor’s Hammer

/ 5 years ago


You can’t beat a good practical joke, and this one is certainly one of my favourites. An engineer has built a working thor’s hammer, but of course, it’s not really as magical (sorry) as the one from the comics/movies. The legendary hammer Mjolnir is known to only be wielded by the worthy and if it does not deem you worthy, then you simply cannot pick it up.

Allen Pan from the Sufficienly Advanced YouTube channel decided to create his own working replica and take it on the streets to troll the unsuspecting public. The hammer uses a very powerful electromagnet taken from a microwave oven and some batteries. When placed on a metal surface, it would take the force of The Hulk to remove the thing, or of course, it’s creator. The handle of the device is fitted with a thumbprint scanner, an Arduino Pro Mini and a solid state relay, which allows Allen to turn the magnet off, allowing him to reign supreme and lift the mighty Mjolnir into the air.

It’s a simple trick, but a fun one none the less, because who wouldn’t want to have their own Thor’s Hammer to make them look super strong! It’s just a shame he can’t use it to fly or summon lightning.

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