Prometheus Device Lets You Become the X-Men Character Pyro [Video]

Nov 11, 2010
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Prometheus Device Lets You Become the X-Men Character Pyro [Video]

All over the world, kids want to be like their favorite superheroes. With all of their cool powers, and nifty outfits, it's hard to understand why they wouldn't want to be. But when you grow up, and you realize that some of those superpowers may not necessarily be all that possible, the dream kind of dies. But, thanks to do-it-yourself creative types, it may certainly be possible to recreate those powers, but without the radioactive materials. Everett Bradford has created the Prometheus Device, which is meant to replicate the powers of one X-Men character, Pyro.

As you can see from the image above, with a more in-depth look in the video below, Bradford has managed to create a device that let's him literally control fire from within the palm of his hand. It took a lot of work, but the device certainly works, and even features different "modes" of functionality. The Manual mode is by far the most provocative, as it lets Bradford control the amount of flame being dispersed from the palm of his hand, all based on the angle that he tilts his wrist.

The device uses a servo-controlled valve, which sits atop a tank that holds a butane and propane mixture. It uses an arc generator that creates a spark across the arc gap, in front of the burner. And then, there's a reflexion sensor, that determines how far back his hand is, and judges the amount of flame that needs to be projected. This isn't Bradford's creation, and his YouTube channel is a proclamation to his ingenuity.

Of course, and this should go without saying, do not try this at home.

[via TheAwesomer]


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