Germany-based laser weapons specialist Patrick Priebe has just unveiled his latest project, a Spider-Man-inspired electromagnetic web shooter that fires a harpoon-tipped length fishing line into styrofoam targets. Similar to the movie / comic counterparts, this one is worn on the wrist, and fired by pressing on a button located on a custom-built plate under the glove material, on the user’s palm. Additional features include an aiming laser and LEDs to indicate its operational status. Continue reading for a video and more information.
GizMag reports, “The brass-tipped mini-harpoon is shot from a tiny coil gun, the capacitor of which is charged by holding down another one of the palm buttons. The harpoon trails fishing line behind it, which can be rewound back onto its mini-winch by pressing the third button. Doing so lets the wearer drag the styrofoam target back to them. All of the power requirements are served by a single lithium-polymer battery.”