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Watch This Garage Inventor Make X-Men Powers A Reality

His DIY devices turn him into Wolverine, Magneto, and Pyro.
May 29, 2014, 7:00pm

We at The Creators Project love to write about wearable technology, from a flying dress to a device that allows its wearer to feel sound. Wearables bring us closer to cutting edge tech than ever before, but nothing we’ve seen is quite as high octane as Colin Furze’s DIY X-Men flamethrower rig in ode to Pyro.

Furze masterfully provides DIY solutions to problems that nobody has ever needed solved outside of comic books and teen comedy flicks. He’s the mastermind behind the world's fastest toilet and the motor board backpack and presents these really quite ingenious machines with a childlike glee. His homemade videos are consistently interspersed with descriptions of his inventions interupted by infectious cackling and repeated shouts of, “I’m doing it! I’m doing it!” It’s difficult not to get caught up in the pure rush Furze feels as he sits, pants down, on a toilet barreling down the road at 50 miles per hour.

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When X-Men: Days of Future Past, the most recent explosion-filled action movie from the Marvel crypt hit the big screen, Furze’s adrenaline gland got the creative itch. He started the three-part series, ‘DIY X-Men’, drawing inspiration from the mutant powers of the film’s protagonists for his newest contraptions. The wearable devices are inspired by Wolverine, Magneto, and Pyro, respectively.

These three are great fun, especially presented with the aforementioned enthusiasm that is Furze’s trademark. We, personally, are begging for more, and it seems as though Furze is willing to oblige. In his DIY Pyro post, the fanboy-meets-inventor writes, “Hope you have enjoyed the series…I think I should try and do some more in the future as there have been many suggestions for other characters.” If he can figure out a way to transform into the shape-shifting Mystique, we might be convinced there's something supernatural about Furze himself.

To see what comes next follow the inventor's YouTube channel and check out hiswebsite. They will have you rolling on the ground—and possibly a bit singed.

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