Wield Mjolnir: Engineer Creates Thor’s Hammer Only He Can Lift

Comic book technology seems to be coming to life with each day and the latest super hero weapon to crash land on our planet is Thor’s hammer Mjolnir.

Mjolnir is infamous for being a devastating weapon that can rival the power of the Hulk and can only be wielded by Thor.

Allen Pan, aka YouTube user Sufficiently Advanced, has brought this other worldly technology to life and the most incredible part is that it works just as Thor’s Mjolnir works on film and in comic books.


Through the help of electromagnets and a fingerprint scanner, the Mjolnir can only be lifted by its creator. Pan gives examples of his hammer in action by going up to unsuspecting people on the street and giving them a chance to feel the power of Thor.

An electromagnet embedded in the head of the hammer creates a magnetic field strong enough to attach to metal objects such as a locked manhole cover. The magnet makes it impossible for those who are not worthy to hoist the fabled hammer.

A conveniently placed finger print scanner which is matched to Pan’s thumbprint shuts the magnet down and gives the impression that Pan is one of the few worthy people in the universe to hold Mjolnir.

It’s always interesting to see how people bring these things to life when they seem so far away in the pages of a comic book.

Check out how Allen Pan makes the Mjolnir and maybe even give it a shot if you are feeling worthy!

Darcy Reddan
Darcy Reddan
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