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Do not DIY: Flame-throwing mechanical arm is a must-have in a world of cybernetic enhancements

Aug. 17, 2018

YouTuber The King of Random demonstrates how to transforms two propane cylinders, a solenoid valve, a tazer, a battery, and some common parts into an arm-mounted flame thrower.

The marriage of man and machine is a sci-fi trope as old as the genre. Cybernetic enhancements, however, are making the jump from fiction to reality faster than we think. With medical devices from bionic legs to artificial vision getting smarter every day, it's only a matter of time until we begin picking and choosing the enhancements that we want. And when that day comes, I am getting a flame-throwing mechanical arm. In a recent video, YouTuber The King of Random demonstrates how to transforms two propane cylinders, a solenoid valve, a tazer, a battery, and some common parts into an arm-mounted flame thrower. Please, do not try this at home.

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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