Real-life superheroes may not exist, but emulating them has been an obsession for all growing teenagers. That’s why YouTuber Built IRL, also known as JT, succeeded in creating a version of Spider-Man’s “Web Shooter” that took it even further. This allowed him to become Spider-Man in the real world!
The guy was able to build a web photography system using some metal tubes, compressed propane gas, and some hooks. As a result, he became Spider-Man in the real world without the part of fighting crime.
Well, this isn’t the first time JT has tried to emulate a superhero. Before starting Peter Parker’s work, he was attracted to Bruce Wayne. JT has created a working version of Batman’s grappling gun. This time, his expertise has given us a web shooter as close as possible to the fantasy world.
JT also tried to make a web shooter before, but due to time constraints, the result was not what he dreamed of. So, while preparing for a college treatise project in electromechanical engineering in 2019, he proposed the topic “Investigating the possibility of Spider-Man swaying as a new form of movement.” Fortunately it was accepted. Now let’s find out how he achieved what he couldn’t achieve.
JT has created a custom igniter that fires a metal tube powered by compressed propane and a long cable called a “hook chain” that secures with the help of a hook attached when wrapped around a metal rod.
He had to refuel each of these, so he created eight of these launchers to allow multiple launchers to be attached to the belt. Now that the mechanics have been assigned, it’s time to practice. After spending a full week at the indoor trampoline facility, JT managed to complete a two-and-a-half-year fight and land on his feet.
Well, it may not be as smooth as Peter Parker’s swing, but it’s pretty impressive to see a real human swinging that way. I wonder if we can see such swaying people from skyscrapers within the next 20 years! In the meantime, you can check out JT’s video on YouTube and watch his journey to build a real Spider-Man web shooter just below.