Do-It-Yourself Mjölnir: Thor’s Hammer Plus a Tesla Coil Equals 80,000 Volts of Fun

Thor's Hammer

Without his hammer, Thor is pretty much just an average guy. His Mjölnir gives him power and it seems like he’s just lost without it. If you thirst for power like that of Thor’s, then here’s a bit of good news: you can now make your own Mjölnir. You won’t suddenly develop god-like good looks or grow hulking muscles, but you will have a hammer that’s capable of emitting 80,000 volts of electricity at your disposal.

Behind the DIY Mjölnir are Caleb Kraft from Hackaday and Tesla coil expert Staci Elaan. The hammer was basically constructed by embedding a Tesla coil into a foam pop. At the push of a button, 80,000 volts of electricity are emitted and arc from the top of the hammer.

Kraft explains: “It will light up any fluorescent bulbs around, scare children, and leave the smell of ozone behind. It is super fun!”

It does sound like a lot of fun. But without the technical know-how or experience with working with Tesla coils, it could also be pretty dangerous. So with that said, don’t try this at home.