The Avengers have made one giant step closer to reality. Thanks to Marvel and Mouser Electronics' new program to inspire and encourage students interested in STEM, Captain America's shield and Iron Man's gauntlet have made the jump from movie magic to real life.
"Mythbusters" star Grant Imahara and viral video celebrity Allen Pan drew inspiration from the Marvel Cinematic Universe for their latest projects. Over the course of the videos, Imahara builds an Iron Man gauntlet, while Pan creates Cap's shield, complete with recall action.
While Imahara is best known for his appearances on "Mythbusters," Pan is the mastermind behind a series of viral videos that marry movie magic and real-life technology; he has created an electromagnet Mjolnir replica using fingerprint technology as well as lightsabers.
"This is the best of all worlds: combining Mouser's engineering with Marvel's characters and imagination into entertaining STEM-oriented videos. We want to help students and others gain new insights into these technology fields," said Mindy Hamilton, Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships at Marvel Entertainment, in a statement.
"Engineering is all about capability and creativity, so only good things can come from bringing the Super Hero world of Marvel into the Mouser Innovation Lab. We hope that innovators of all ages will be inspired by these projects. After all, that's the ultimate goal of the Empowering Innovation Together program," added Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics.