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Climbing Walls LIKE SPIDER-MAN!

August 6, 2019

Iron Man: All right, I’ve run out of patience, Underoos! Iron Man: Nice job kid Spidey: Oh thanks. I mean. I could’ve stuck landing a bit better, but you know new suit wait Mr.. Stark. It’s perfect. It’s perfect thank you. Iron Man: Yeah, we don’t really need to start a conversation Spidey: Okay Kitchener, Ontario, the tech center of Canada man, it’s rough place, but it’s home. Happy: Who are you talking to? Peter: It’s just I’m making a film.
Happy: Yeah. You can’t show it to anyone. Peter: Yeah, I know Happy: Then why are you narrating in that voice? Peter: It’s just for fun. Peter: So why do they call you Happy? you’ve got this Peter. You’ve got this you’ve got this. Happy: What the hell are you wearing? Peter: It’s my suit. Happy: Where’s the case? Peter: Case? Peter: A minor upgrade? Whoa My gosh. This is so cool. It’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen Happy: Put them on. Peter: What? Actually?! They’re for me? H-Happy Happy? This is insane this you know like this is amazing. Whoa these are the coolest things ever They’ve even got a screen! It’s my logo Wow oh? These are so cool. Oh my gosh these are cool things go Hey guys. I’m the Hacksmith, and this is Make It Real. About six months ago We made a pair of electromagnet handles so we can climb walls just like spider-man. Karen: Safety systems are completely failing James: We design the handles in 3D CAD and then 3D printed them and used the same electromagnets from the Captain America shield project. We add some electronics to keep track of power, temperature, and time on. It even plays a spider-man theme song when you boot it up The magnets run at 72 volts Which hypothetically holds up to 720 kilograms perpendicular to the surface or around a hundred kilograms parallel to the surface. As long as the metal is thick enough they worked great but we had a hard time finding any metal buildings. The strength of electromagnet depends on how thick the metal is that you’re attached to. For something like this you need at least half an inch of metal to get that kind of strength. You can watch the whole video right here for a better explanation of how we made these. Now unfortunately we never actually did the big tests where we climb a building and this was because a few weeks later I actually dislocated my shoulder testing a different project, Star-lords jetpack. Which is a great video and you guys should totally watch it. Anyway my shoulders fully healed now And we’re ready to do the big test. In my last spider-man video I touched on one of the most important traits of becoming a real life spider-man and that’s being physically fit. Now unfortunately we can’t all be genetically modified by a radioactive spider, but we can get close by doing lots of training. Obvious candidates for becoming a real life spider-man include gymnasts and rock climbers Why because they have extremely high strength to body weight ratios and luckily I’ve been both a gymnast And a rock climber Plus I can do flips just like spider-man Or at least I could this video is kind of old. This means I can do a lot of pull-ups Or even climb a rope with no feet But besides physical training I also have my genetics to thank for some of my strengths. Did you know there are three main body types? Ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph. now luckily. I’m a mesomorph which is kind of the best of both worlds And it means I have a slight advantage when working out gains coming a bit easier to me But that’s not to say you can’t become spider-man if you’re an ectomorph or an endomorph it just means you might have to train Harder and remember different body types have different advantages and disadvantages. What else could my genetics tell about me? That’s why I’m super excited announced this video has actually been sponsored by 23andme a company that helps you understand your own DNA. Did you know that we have 23 pairs of chromosomes in our DNA? 23andme Get it I’ll walk myself out. By doing one of these DNA tests you get a personalized report that helps you understand your ancestry, your physical traits and more. You can also learn more about what makes you, you and with their new grand tree feature if you did the test with one of your Grandparents you can learn how much DNA is shared across generations. So before we test these electromagnet climbers Let’s find out if my grandpa is partially responsible for my spider-man physique. Now when I was a kid I used to love poking around my grandpa’s workshop you see he’s actually a Clocksmith I’m a Hacksmith now. Do you see where my love of tinkering came from? Is this thing on?Yeah, Jamie always interested in coming down into my shop here and and I used to give him parts And I would have the electric clocks and things like that who I don’t know what he ever did with them But I think he had a lot of fun with him It’d be interesting to see just how much DNA Jamie, and I share together James: Hey grandpa, how are you? Gord: Good how are you? James: I’m doing great. I brought those DNA tests I was talking about. Gord: Good, you wanna get right at it. James: Yeah, let’s try it James: All right, so that should be it, we should to have the results in a few weeks And we’ll see how much DNA we share. Gord: There you go. Yeah, James: Thanks for doing this with me. Gord: No problem at all, I’m glad to have done this. Big thank you to 23andme for sponsoring this week’s video. If you guys want to learn what your DNA can tell you, check out or check out the links in the description below. Anyway back to the test. This mask makes everything like 10 times more… sketchy. I think I need some practice. If you guys enjoyed that video don’t forget to check out our other make it real videos We have over 40 videos taking fictional ideas from comics, movies and video games and making real working prototypes. Just like these electromagnet climbers. Big thank you to the Core Climbing Gym for accommodating our stunt work as Cambridge’s newest rock climbing gym And you should totally check it out. If you guys want to support the channel make sure you check out to learn what your DNA has to tell you. Finally if you guys enjoyed the superhero stunts in this video We’ve been thinking about starting a new series called superhero workouts. Is it possible to train your body to be able to do superhuman things We’ve been looking at superheroes like Batman, Hawkeye, the Green Arrow, Ant Man, Tony Stark Falcon basically any of the heroes who don’t actually have some kind of genetic modification making them superhuman. If you guys like the sound of that let us know in the comments below, and if you guys haven’t subscribed yet please do so and make sure you have notifications turned on so you notified as soon as the next hack Smith video comes out Thanks for watching!


  • Reply the Hacksmith November 22, 2017 at 3:37 pm


    – You should put them in gloves!
    Unfortunately, an electromagnet's strength is proportional to both current and size — and unless we have superconductors we can't make them small enough to fit in gloves and still be strong enough =(

    – Where's "MY FAVORITE" project?
    Check the calendar on our website! We also have a list of ongoing projects there!

    – Make some for your feet!
    We could! And we might!

    – How did some people see this video last week?
    Our Patreon supporters get to see all our videos early! Become a supporter today so you can too!

    – I don't like sponsored videos!
    If we didn't have sponsors we would have to shut down the channel =( What we do is very expensive and with the adpocalypse… well, YouTube sucks. By visiting our sponsors links in the description, you help support the channel, and ensure we can keep making videos like this!

    – How do you work on so many projects at once!?
    That's why we have a team! At any one time we are working on 3-4 projects! During the production of this video, Ian has been working on the LIGHTSABER, and Bogdan has been working on something for Wonder Woman!

  • Reply Mr. Toxic Penguin June 18, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Hi hack Smith

  • Reply Big Willy June 18, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Definitely do Green Arrow
    Please, please, please do Green Arrow

  • Reply xx israel June 18, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Imagine future technology when people put supermagnets is gloves 😮

  • Reply PianoConrad June 19, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    what happend if do gloves of that material?

  • Reply Victoria June 20, 2019 at 4:42 am

    1950 : in the future we make a giant robot!
    2019 :

  • Reply chicken little June 20, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    The intro was great

  • Reply cookie dough glowstone June 21, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Spider man is my favorite super hero

  • Reply A_living_computer June 22, 2019 at 6:56 am

    1:43 put at .25 speed to see the man in the closet

  • Reply Armand W.H. June 22, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Bruh at gym we climb 12 metre high ropes with no feet in straddle and pike

  • Reply Javin Chung June 22, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Don’t you get dizzy

  • Reply Hayden S June 22, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    I know it’s an old bid but you have to do the superhuman workout. I’ve been wanting to get in shape and having a workout like that would really help!

  • Reply Shawn Tomkins June 23, 2019 at 2:11 am

    You grandpa is cool 😎

  • Reply Spork June 23, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    You should’ve went to a crowded place and just started climbing walls

  • Reply Jacob White June 24, 2019 at 1:19 am

    My body type is hairy marshmallow

  • Reply Night Hound June 24, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Does this work for people 112 pounds

  • Reply truongan trantrang June 24, 2019 at 4:57 am

    why you don make wed swimming

  • Reply RedMastermind49 June 24, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Would it be possible to make this work with non-metal buildings, such as a modified adhesive that covers gloves you can wear?

  • Reply andrews odyssey June 24, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    James looks like captin America and Tony stark mixed

  • Reply Brayden Nolan June 25, 2019 at 3:17 am

    I also live In Ontario not to far from you

  • Reply ANGEL June 25, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Idk if you can do what you do (which i bet you can lol)

    But you can cut the web climbers handles and make them into finger tips

  • Reply PRAMOD SINGH June 25, 2019 at 10:37 am

    That ironman suit .Make a upgade suit

  • Reply Stacie McCall June 25, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    I’m still a kid I made my own homemade suit from homecoming alone, it looks exactly like yours

  • Reply John Keen June 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    You should give them to Tom holland

  • Reply Will The Awesome June 25, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Spider- hacksmith Spider- Hacksmith, does whatever spider-man can do

  • Reply Raptor Asassin09 June 26, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Your so nice to your grandpa

  • Reply MJ Laurel June 27, 2019 at 4:27 am

    where are the web shooters?

  • Reply Jamie K. Dortch, PhD June 27, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    I think you should make a super hero workout video

  • Reply April Axton June 28, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Spiderman 2030

  • Reply Zengga 'ss June 28, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Hey, I have question,,
    Can you put that electromagnetic thing, on your fingers,,,? Also, on your foot

    I.. I just asking? Maybe you can?

  • Reply Jay and Lennox show June 28, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Why did you not just use flex tape

    Hi Phil here for flex tape

    I sawed this boat in half

  • Reply StoreKey June 28, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Marvel should hire you 😂

  • Reply Marcus Khotchasila June 29, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Most of that was just you working out

  • Reply Deepak lekhak June 29, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    what about small and power electromagnet in each fingers.

  • Reply GalzKING June 29, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    hacksmith Why Dont you just be an iron man like A REAL iron man can fly and Shoot a laser beam REAL laser beam

  • Reply Rosa Tuglavina June 30, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Hack smith you are spoiling some of the movies of spider man captain America

  • Reply AJ&J Productions June 30, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    What happened to your $100 Spiderman replica suit

  • Reply Mohit dokania July 2, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Captions after 11:00 is not working

  • Reply Lucario __ July 2, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    On foot

  • Reply Liam Mackinnon July 3, 2019 at 9:05 am

    How do you make it I'm surprised in one of your biggest fans ever love your work it is amazing I really wanna have the Captain America shield cuz it's my favourite he's my favourite of all time but in endgame is going to die but I don't want to see you because it's amazing as well ask you some how do you make them their amazing that how you will you text me when you well got back to me thanks me out

  • Reply Jesse Self July 3, 2019 at 7:25 pm


  • Reply Itsnotoffbeat July 7, 2019 at 2:05 am

    Pause then go to 1:45

  • Reply Sarah 123 July 7, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Or be a super solider XD

  • Reply gnfm casper July 7, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    now if you could make a version that could be on your finger tips and palms like a glove

  • Reply Can we get 10K Subs July 10, 2019 at 2:40 am

    You should make a collab with JLaservideo

  • Reply Logan Gibbons33 July 10, 2019 at 5:55 am

    “Now we can’t be bit by a radioactive spider but we get fit by doing a lot of..steroids”😂

  • Reply sharvari patil July 10, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Spiderman!!! Spiderman!!! Spiderman!!!

  • Reply Gyestix July 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Yessss good training but also train for ur spidey-sense. Just sayin’

  • Reply Denise Guajardo July 11, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Can I buy this climbing tech

  • Reply chony24 cris July 12, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Hello, I have a question for you, do not you think it would be better if you put the electromagnets in a pair of shoes or boots? But you really do a good Job i will give you a like 👍🏻

  • Reply Jayden updates July 12, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    What's the name of the real video whare you can see how you make it

  • Reply flink July 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm


  • Reply Dhruv. P July 14, 2019 at 3:42 am

    I think we found mr fantastic for phase 4

  • Reply Stream July 14, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Imagine this + gecko pads

  • Reply Selma M. Oliveira July 15, 2019 at 3:23 am

    to create a magnetic bootI'm Brazilian, and I love your sugar cane.

  • Reply An Tongthi July 15, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Can you create blades of chaos from God of war

  • Reply KRACKER HHH July 15, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I want to buy that

  • Reply Mr. Paper July 16, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Dude it’s the stark enhanced spidey suit not the homemade suit

  • Reply Elijah Doom gaming July 17, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Electro magnet on shoes

  • Reply Matt_in_Tucson July 17, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Can you build gloves and shoes that stick to everything, even glass?

  • Reply Creeper Crazee July 18, 2019 at 11:35 am

    I build inventions too! I am working on a Spiderman webshooter.

  • Reply ALEKAMI July 18, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Create spiderman swing

  • Reply JELLY Clan July 18, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    The voice cracks at 6:40 though😂

  • Reply K . A . J . E . July 19, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Stan lee would be proud

  • Reply TinyBunngiey Thing July 19, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    But seriously, how do u get a sponsor cuz I’m a youtuber.

  • Reply RedFireGames July 20, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    My dad got his results for 23andme the other day

  • Reply Elizabeth Freestone July 20, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Thats epic. 😮😮😮

  • Reply Nili Paez July 21, 2019 at 2:52 am

    You guy should make the fortnite robot sword

  • Reply Faith Crafts July 22, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Lol Who Died Laughed At The Beginning.😂😅

  • Reply 24 hours July 22, 2019 at 9:16 am

    I disliked this video because of the cromizone joke.

  • Reply Scon 84 July 25, 2019 at 2:37 am

    I thought it was going to be cool but it was too hard to watch

  • Reply Allan Ewens July 25, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Hey hacksmith /captionamireca

  • Reply Brandon W July 25, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    skits are so uncomfortable to watch…

  • Reply ZachIsTrash July 25, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    I’m showing this awesome Youtuber to all my friends

  • Reply Dutin Morgan July 25, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Make them shola

  • Reply Kingshuk Biswas July 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Hacksmith please make a real web shooter please please please…….

  • Reply Asthetic Gacha July 26, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Id do anything to get those if i could

  • Reply Ashleigh Wimmer July 27, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Your grandpa is cool!

  • Reply Fabrizio Solis July 27, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Guys I have a theory, so the walls on my apartment are kinda sharp,so I got some hook and loop and I am able to climb up my apartment kinda,it’s able to support my weight but I am not falling down my apartment so I have a idea so I could make artificial setules and be able to walk on walls if you put it on the outside of clothes you could climb up walls

  • Reply Baby aquarium zoop man July 27, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I love the scarlet spider suit

  • Reply James’ World July 28, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Spiderman Spiderman does whatever a spider can swing the web breaks the head now he’s dead

  • Reply KyleVlogs Alot July 29, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Tom Holland should meet this guy so he can be the actual spider man

  • Reply Jaden crushes Yeah you are going down July 30, 2019 at 5:58 pm


  • Reply ΛDЯIΛП ƬΉΣ FIЯΣ ᄂӨЯD July 31, 2019 at 12:15 am

    This makes people that think they are strong think again .-.

  • Reply Bran frags July 31, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    lets get u to 100000000 mill subsssss

  • Reply meme lord July 31, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    At 1:45 am I the only one who saw James in that closet

  • Reply Pedro e Arthur August 1, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Thaís is amazing

  • Reply Ms Matrix 2 August 1, 2019 at 1:50 am

    If you see someone swinging in new york you know it will be him

  • Reply Ittalion Stalllon August 1, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Oh my god you could become spider man

  • Reply Angel Hench August 2, 2019 at 3:54 am

    I'm not the first spider oof me

  • Reply TopBigBoy August 2, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Make them into boots that would be cool

    Like if you want to see this

  • Reply Hack Alert August 2, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Hay you are worng.! because you make hands magnet, try to make leg magnet.

  • Reply OZZY NINJA August 4, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Can you make moving eye lenses like Tom Holland spider man

  • Reply Angel Hernandez August 4, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    I am interested to train like a super hero vids soon?

  • Reply Nicole Kolstad August 5, 2019 at 5:27 am

    I'm endomorph

  • Reply Steven Castellanos August 5, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Don't look to those DNA companies like 23 and Me for too much. They'll admit it's just a guess 🤦‍♂️😬

  • Reply Grady August 5, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    1:45 You can see him hiding in the back

  • Reply Reese's chocolate August 5, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    How do you make it so it is in the suit

  • Reply Coffee & Sugarbunbaby August 6, 2019 at 12:22 am

    1:45 Don’t think I didn’t see you creeping in the closet

  • Reply Little Onion August 6, 2019 at 1:17 am

    You should make a foot peace

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