Fall 15 Team 2 Big picture: Are you worthy to wield Mjolnir?


The idea for our project was to recreate the famous one-handed hammer mjolnir. It is commonly associated with Norse god / Marvel character Thor.  In the Marvel universe, only someone deemed “worthy” is able to lift and wield the weapon.

In the image above, the top picture is how Nordic legend portrays mjolnir, whereas the comic book series based around Thor has a large rectangular shape for the head of the hammer.

In order to recreate the Marvel version of the hammer, where only the worthy could pick it up, our plan is to use an electromagnet that will only turn off when someone is deemed “worthy”.

The following demonstration shows the hammer in action!