Our New Favorite Mad Scientist Builds A Terrifying Wrist-Mounted Flame Thrower In His Garage

Nice to see creativity meets Maker Faire. That looks awfully dangerous though.


Insane garage mad scientist Colin Furze promised three absurd 3 X-Men themed projects by the end of the month — and man, has he delivered.

First came his ridiculous, automatically extendable Wolverine claws. Then came his Magneto boots, which let him walk upside down across the ceiling. His last project, though, might be the most dangerous of the lot: wrist-mounted flame throwers.

Built in homage to flame-tossing baddie Pyro, the system uses a backpack-rigged fueling system that pushes a ton of propane out juuuuust fast enough that Furze doesn’t singe his own digits.

To keep it a bit more accurate to the character (who needed a lighter to spark his flames), Furze’s ridiculous creation requires a bit of 2-handed coordination: one hand acts as the lighter, while the other works as the fuel source. This also (theoretically) keeps him from accidentally shooting off that 8-foot flame at something he…

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