Always wanted a real-life Thor hammer? Well, all you need is a Tesla coil, foam, a battery pack and some technical skills to piece everything together. The one you see above packs 80,000-volts of electricity, just enough to put on a show…and power a light bulb. Continue reading for a video and more information.

After the hammer was all constructed, and ready to film, we shipped it to California. As you might know, Hackaday is connected to a studio there, now called When it arrived, it had suffered a tiny bit of damage and the arcs were a bit smaller. I had them ship the hammer back to me in Missouri, and this time it was very damaged when it arrived. I modified the design a little bit, re-assembled it, and tested it out.