Iron Man's Gauntlet Can Be Yours to Burn Stuff With -- But Without BlastersNick Romano |
Everyone wants to be that "playboy, billionaire philanthropist" known as Iron Man, but unlike Batman or Superman, it requires more effort on the part of the fan or cosplayer to conjure a realistic-looking armored costume. It doesn't seem like too much of a stretch for Patrick Priebe of Laser Gadgets, though, as he has already constructed a real-life version of the Iron Man gauntlet complete with laser-shooting action.
And he's offering to build you one too.
The gauntlet may not have the capabilities to blast your enemies away, but it can produce high-powered laser beams strong enough to burn objects and pop balloons. Priebe's design is nothing out of the ordinary, for him at least -- he's previously constructed a laser revolver, a crossbow that shoots buzz-saw blades, and a crossbow for your wrist, to name a few. You can check out his other designs over at the Laser Gadgets website.
In true Tony Stark style, Priebe doesn't want his blueprints to fall into the wrong hands, but he is willing to build you your own for a price. Otherwise, you should ask this kid's dad how to make your own non-functional Iron Man armor.
Here's a video of Priebe's construction in action, courtesy of the io9-ers: