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Superhero fan creates DIY batarang

The batarang, open for business
The batarang, open for business
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The batarang, open for business
The batarang folded down for storage
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The batarang folded down for storage
The inner workings of the batarang
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The inner workings of the batarang

Fans of Batman will be familiar with the batarang, a bat-shaped throwing weapon that Mr. Wayne uses to subdue his foes. In the trailer for the new film Batman v Superman, he uses a variant that can be folded up when not in use. German cool-weapons-maker Patrick Priebe saw it, and decided to make one of his own.

At the heart of Priebe's fan-made batarang are two stainless steel wings/blades – although he tells us that if the thing isn't actually going to be hurled at anything, those could make of something cheaper such as aluminum.

The inner workings of the batarang
The inner workings of the batarang

A dual-spring mechanism joins the wings together at a pivot point in the middle, holding them both down. With the press of a button in that middle piece, however, the springs are released and the wings satisfyingly snap open.

As can be seen in the first video below, the thing really does work – particularly on melons. The second video provides more details on how the batarang was made.

Source: Laser Gadgets by Patrick Priebe

Working FLIP OPEN Batarang ! Made from Scratch !

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2 comments
Milton
Wow. The guy was throwing it in front of a seemingly perfect wall in his house! Impressive product as well.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really cool.