Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
If you’re a dedicated X-Men cosplayer looking for a new way to make your Wolverine costume that much better, we’ve got some good news for you.
Considering there’s no fan hardcore enough to have adamantium claws put into their arm, the problem with a Wolverine costume is that you pretty much always have to have your claws drawn or don’t have them at all. However, a new technological development has made it possible to make your own Wolverine claws that not only extend and retract, but they’ll do it with the simple flex of your arm.
Find out how you can make your own Wolverine claws after the jump!
Here’s a video demonstration of the DIY Wolverine claws that extend and retract by flexing (via TechCrunch):
So how is this possible? Well, this nerdy little creation is actually a way of demonstrating and promoting a sensor called the MyoWare (check out their Kickstarter campaign over here). The practical use of this sensor would be to make prosthetic limbs that much more functional so that someone could merely flex their muscle to use an artificial limb to pick something up.
In fact, you’ve already seen some of MyoWare’s work in action. Remember that video we featured where Robert Downey Jr. acted in character as Tony Stark to give an Iron Man-style prosthetic arm to a young kid? That arm used MyoWare’s sensor technology to work.
Now if you’ve got the time, a 3D printer and a little bit of money, you can build the little device that you see above. MyoWare has released a full tutorial with a step-by-step guide showing how to make your own little armpiece with Wolverine claws that extend and retract when you flex. And you don’t even have to go through the trouble of having them hurt your hand everytime they come out. But you’ll probably want to get ripped like Hugh Jackman to make it truly authentic.
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