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Zip Line Made With Kevlar String !

As you may know, the Iron Man EDF flight system has been the central project around Hacksmith Industries for quite some time now. In the meantime, the crew could use a fun project once in a while to blow off some steam, and James needs to log some flight hours in preparation. Zip lines are easier than outright flight and still super fun, so the team has set about installing a zip line that runs from the back of the workshop to the derelict princess castle at the far end of the lot.

The zip line itself is made from kevlar string, rated up to about 2000 pounds of tension.  Some quick math suggests that with James flying along, the string will sag about five feet, and the resulting tension will be about 1800 pounds – 200 pounds shy of breaking while James’ body is on the line. Not exactly a safe margin for error, right?

Kevlar Zip Line Just DO It

That settles that. I guess it’s time to set it up and test it out.

Make It Real: Torbjörn’s Turret (Overwatch)

The celebrated Swedish engineer Torbjorn — from the Blizzard game Overwatch — lays low his foes in-game with the assistance of his upgrade-able turret. That has ‘Make It Real’ written all over it for Hacksmith Industries. So, what do you do when an ambitious new employee wants to build Torbjörn’s autonomous turret? You damn well let them build Torbjörn’s autonomous turret!

Spearheading the build, Bogdan managed to resurrect a broken stage gimbal that had been languishing in the corner of the shop, shrouded in unfulfilled potential for a few years. With his command of technological wizardry, swift work was made of the turret’s tech hurdles. The necessary application of fire was not forgotten during the process.

Bogdan Applying Fire

Behold!- the materialization of Bogdan’s prowess!

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