Avengers Fan Makes Iron Man Glove That Can Actually Do Damage

Pew! Pew! Pew! That what’s going through my mind as I write this article, Youtuber and real-life inventor Patrick Priebe has created a stunning piece of gear that looks like it came straight out of the film itself.

The gadget is an Iron Man glove that has the ability to fire an ejecting shell out of it and has a fully functional burning lase; it also has a lower power red laser from the back too. The YouTuber said that he made the glove in anticipation of the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. Priebe tells us in the demo of his glove that the outside is made from aluminium and then painted red. The slugs firing mechanism is made from brass. He said in the video: “When you make a slide with moving parts, you want it to be as smooth as possible and brass is awesome for that.” 

Of course, the lasers are the best part of the invention. The blue 700mw laser can burst balloons and burn wood in the video with no effort at all; the red laser that is on the back is a much less powerful version that runs at 300mw but can still pop balloons with no trouble.

Priebe states that the whole project took him three weeks to complete, I think that’s pretty impressive considering the amount of work put in and complexity of the device. Priebe sells all sorts of gadgets on his website, might be worth a look!

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Audio Engineer Joseph Grado, Founder of Grado Labs, Dies at Age 90

The founder fo Grado Labs and inventor of stereo moving-coil cartridge, Joseph Grado, has passed away at the age of 90. Joseph Grado held over 48 patents in the audio system category and the company is mostly known for its high-end headphones now.

To turntable laymen, the cartridge is the needle assembly and it is responsible for converting the analog grooves in the vinyl into an electric signal, and it is they key to the sound quality.

Grado didn’t start out in the audio business but was a watchmaker working for Tiffany & Co. In 1953, he started making phono cartridges on the kitchen table before taking over his father’s grocery store two years later and turning it into a factory.

That building is still the company headquarter today, but Joseph Grado sold the company to his nephew who still runs it together with his son.

While Joseph Grado might not be the most familiar name, the evolution of recorded music might have looked different without him. May he rest in peace.

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Ralph Baer, Inventor of the Home Video Game Console, Dies at 92

Ralph Bear, the inventor of the home video game console died on Saturday at the age of 92. Born in Germany on March 8, 1922, he and his family immigrated with to the US on the eve of World War II and settled in New York in 1938. At first Baer found a job in a factory making leather goods, but after seeing an advertisement for a correspondence course in radio electronics he became a radio service technician in 1940.

Bear served for the military intelligence in London during WWII and used the GI Bill to get a Bachelor of Science in television engineering from the American Television Institute of Technology in 1949. Baer went to work at Sander in 1956, remaining with the defense contractor until his retirement in 1987. Baer held 50 US patents and about 100 worldwide and has designed a number of early video games, including Ping-Pong, Handball and Soccer, as well as the memory skill game, Simon.

Baer began exploring the possibility of playing video games on a TV screen while working as an engineer at a defense contractor in 1966. The result was the “Brown Box” prototype for what would become the Magnavox Odyssey: The first home gaming console. His invention helped transform computer gaming and created the foundation for what we have and all love today.


May he RIP.

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