"Whoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of...THOR"
Hi, welcome to my instructable.
For me, super hero movies were always an inspiration. I always wanted to build technical toys which could help me feel alike to those heros. When I saw the feature "THOR" for the first time, I very much liked his hammer. That's why I decided to build one for myself and of course share with you the full step by step instructable.
I hope you will enjoy it!
Step 1: The idea, PDF instructions and printouts
Ours will be a bit simpler compared to the original but it will meet at least a few points.
- It must be strong to survive punching and hitting, but on the other hand should be light enough for easy handling
- It must look like Thor's hammer
- It must be done out of a dying star
- It must come to life on after you touch it
- It must throw or be thrown…
Steel is solid so the hammer will get stronger, Mjolnir was also made out of metal, so mine is going to look like the real one.
All the elements in the universe except hydrogen, helium, lithium and beryllium where made in stars, so my Mjolnir is going to be made out of a dead star!!
The last two points I'm going to solve with electronics.
Throwing my hammer wouldn't be very efficient, since it would (probably) not return to its master by itself.
That is why i found another solution:
Instead of throwing Mjolnir, I'm throwing pieces of metal that are connected to the hammer. How? By means of an electro magnet.
Switched on it will "grab" metal objects, and when switched off – release them again.
If one circles around oneself, you build up a lot of momentum (like in the Olympic hammer throw), but you won't let go of the hammer, but of the metal pieces temporarily connected.
Enough of theory, lets collect the parts and build it!