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Guy makes his own Thor’s hammer with 80,000-volt tesla coil (video)

If you weren’t born as the son of all father of the nine realms, the chances are you won’t be able to pick up Thor’s almighty hammer, Mjölnir, which gives you the power to knock down bad guys and call upon the elements of thunder and lightning.

However, you might be able to make one yourself.

As you can see in the YouTube video below, Caleb Kraft over at Hackaday decided to build his own Mjölnir that contains a 80,000-volt Tesla coil. Yes, that means you’ll actually be able to get that “god of thunder” effect of calling down lightening bolts to scare off your enemies. … OK, well, only if your enemies are easily scared off by illuminating a lightbulb while it’s inside your mouth.

Still, this is way cooler than the $15 foam toy you can buy at Walmart. (You might also notice that, in addition to Thor’s hammer, Caleb also has a Portal gun and a miniature TIE fighter on the shelf behind him.)

Via BoingBoing

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