Kid Makes Spiderman Machine, Scales Wall

Hibiki Kono's gadget relies on two $22 vacuum cleaners
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2010 11:30 AM CDT

The 2002 installment of Spider-Man cost $140 million to film—but one intrepid 13-year-old has figured out how to scale buildings for a whole lot less. Hibiki Kono devised a wall-climbing machine out of two $22.50 vacuums, reports the Sun. The British boy spent five months toiling away at the design, which fuses two large suckerpads to the 1,400-watt vacuums. "My mum thinks it's brilliant," says Kono. "But she won't let me use it in my bedroom as she's worried I may pull down the ceiling." (More Spiderman stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.