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Inventor builds real Spider-Man webshooter

Posted on Wednesday, 23 April, 2014 | Comment icon 12 comments

The home-made invention is surprisingly effective. Image Credit: YouTube / AnselmoFanZero
German hobbyist Patrick Priebe has developed his own version of the superhero's web-slinging device.
To celebrate the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", the lab technician and inventor decided to build his own version of the iconic web-shooter that Peter Parker uses in the movie to swing from buildings and to defeat his enemies.

The resulting invention is based on a powerful coil gun that runs on a lithium-polymer battery that can be strapped to the wrist. The device can be fired using a switch hidden beneath the glove that the wearer can operate by spreading their fingers in the same way as Spider-Man does in the movie.

The web-shooter is currently only able to fire small pellets and a harpoon in place of actual spiderwebs, but for a compact device strapped to the wrist it is still remarkably effective.

Source: YouTube | Comments (12)

Tags: Spiderman, Webshooter

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer on 23 April, 2014, 16:47
It would have been much cooler had he invented web fluid as well.
Comment icon #4 Posted by g00dfella on 23 April, 2014, 17:00
Super lame...its NOT a "real life spiderman web shooter" doesn't shoot webs, its not even portable..
Comment icon #5 Posted by DigitalDreamer on 23 April, 2014, 19:24
So, it shoots nothing remotely close to a web and yet he assumes it's a web shooter ahaha
Comment icon #6 Posted by Mikenator on 24 April, 2014, 3:54
So he made a webslinger that doesn't shoot webs@@ yea thats not a webslinger then.
Comment icon #7 Posted by MiroBG on 24 April, 2014, 15:16
I'm not impressed at all. 2 button system 1 to launch 2nd to retrieve.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Jyre Cayce on 24 April, 2014, 21:28
Comment icon #9 Posted by FLOMBIE on 24 April, 2014, 21:34
Can't you buy toys like that? I'm sure I've seen that.
Comment icon #10 Posted by g00dfella on 24 April, 2014, 23:14
Can't you buy toys like that? I'm sure I've seen that. Exactly...a couple of different types on alone...and they are better than this even.
Comment icon #11 Posted by g00dfella on 24 April, 2014, 23:17
So, it shoots nothing remotely close to a web and yet he assumes it's a web shooter ahaha Hey guys, I just invented a vehicle that drives on wheels and can take off in mid air at anytime...its called a bicycle. Yea that sentence is about as credible as this lame farticle..
Comment icon #12 Posted by DKO on 27 April, 2014, 2:42
More like a small nail-gun attached to his wrist. I was hoping it was going to be a more high tech version of the kids web shooters, the web shooters that kids have been playing with for about 15 years now.

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