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

(Newser) – 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."

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