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Make A Working Captain America Shield Using Powerful Magnets [Video]


Okay, I think The Hacksmith outdid Allen Pan with his working Captain America shield build.

The secret? Powerful-ass electromagnets and a sweet replica shield from Machinaprops:

It uses a set of lithium-polymer batteries from Hobby King running in series at 72V. This produces 720kg of magnetic force at each electromagnet. That’s over 3000lbs of magnetic lifting force together!

The electromagnets are available on Amazon, and are rated for 12V, which produces ~120kg (1200N) of lifting force. We’re running them at a much higher voltage for short periods of time to create awesome power. They will overheat if you use them for over a minute at this power level!

See how it was done in the video below.

(via Engadget)


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