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Rin's Room #37: Who is "The Hacksmith"? Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Animation. Media. Entertainment. Woman Owned.

Over the weekend I was browsing Youtube after watching Kingsman: The Golden Circle in theaters. That’s when I stumbled upon a video posted by “The Hacksmith“– have any of you heard of him? He’s a Youtuber who makes really cool DIY videos bringing props and weapons from our favorite TV shows and movies to life. Take a look:

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#1 Manners Maketh Man: The Kingsman Umbrella Gun

When I was in middle school, I was one of those really odd, anime-loving recluses that didn’t really have any friends. But I did carry around an umbrella. Why? I don’t even know. Suffice to say that I thought it was hardcore and COOL.

Now, that little old me definitely wasn’t cool, but do you know what is? This hacked umbrella! It can actually shoot darts and slugs, and The Hacksmith rigged it so that you could actually “see through” the umbrella–essentially making it a slightly flimsy shield.


#2 Captain America’s Electromagnetic Shield

I was a bit younger when the first Captain America movie came out, but one of the coolest gadgets from the film was definitely his invincible gun. It was awe-inspiring seeing how Cap turned from a scrawny little dude into America’s most celebrated hero. In this video, The Hacksmith walks us through the process of making a real-life electromagnetic shield. Though it’s not as strong as Adamantium, it still does a pretty job of returning to him and pummeling through hard objects.


#3 SNK’s Reloadable Sword

Who doesn’t remember these awesome swords? Being able to catapult 100 feet into the air is like a genuinely terrifying dream come true! Now, he didn’t actually make the propelling devices. He created the reloadable sword system. He bought replica Attack on Titan swords from his local prop shop and re-designed the handles himself to make sure that they worked the way he needed them to.

Not gonna lie, I’m pretty darn envious of his massive 3D printer. After creating the 3D handle, he also created a sheath to hold all those swords (since in Attack on Titan, everyone’s always lugging around a bunch of extra blades).


#4 Overwatch: Reinhardt’s Hammer

What compilation would be complete without something from Overwatch? In this video, The Hacksmith made Reinhardt’s rocket hammer with real rockets. He later tested it out and destroyed a beat-up car with it, so it definitely works.

His first attempt definitely didn’t work–the head of the hammer fell right off! But he continued building until it finally looked usable.


#5 Another Overwatch Weapon: Zarya’s Particle Accelerator

This “tutorial” is so long that it actually takes 3 videos, and this is the second part of the series. This gun is absolutely massive, and viewers can theoretically make their own weapon too since The Hacksmith has provided the circuit diagram and 3D model for anyone to see. It looks pretty intense and apparently takes a really long time to make, which makes sense since 3D printing can take hundreds of hours.

Now, this series actually isn’t even finished yet! This video came out one month ago, and everyone is still eagerly waiting for part 3/3 to see the gun in action.

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So, what do you think? I think it’s incredible how much is done with 3D printing and a little bit of creativity. Plus, I know that a younger version of me would watch every single video that The Hacksmith creates, mainly because it’s the sort of thing I’ve been daydreaming about for years: REAL LIFE VERSIONS OF MY FAVORITE THINGS.

Of course, these things are kinda pricey, so we’re obviously not going to be seeing these become readily available, but if you’ve got a 3D printer, a bunch of money, and time, you also could theoretically make any of these. (Although maybe it wouldn’t exactly be the safest….). What do you think? Are there any weapons that you really want to see turned into reality?

Considering the complexity of the last build, I bet D.Va’s mech suit would be a stretch, but I would definitely love to see that becoming a reality.

What about you guys?


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16 thoughts on “Rin’s Room #37: Who is “The Hacksmith”?

  1. Michael Sena says:

    Lol. This guy is in a different level of nerd. He is now my hero. I would love to meet him in person.

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  2. It would be nice to get ready made patterns online and just do it on your own if you have 3D printer. Instead of painlessly creating the pattern yourself on a 3D printer. Haha! I know I can’t do it by myself.

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  3. I never heard of him lately but this guy is so cool. I enjoyed watching his videos especially that OVERWATCH WEAPON: ZARYA’S PARTICLE ACCELERATOR (lol)

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  4. Chatingale says:

    I enjoyed watching the Kingsman umbrella gun. This guy is cool and a genius!

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  5. Mau says:

    These DIY videos are awesome. I assume there is a full team of professionals behind these videos; everything just seems so advanced for amateurs.

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  6. I have not watched the sequel yet but this gets me hype. Kingman for me is the new James bond.

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  7. valine13 says:

    Wow so much for improvision its cool! I like your stories back then too!

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  8. alexsummers123 says:

    That umbrella though it was unique. It was not bulletproof though. This gets me hyped on the new movie. I have not even watched it yet.

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  9. darkkvader says:

    Wow hes so creative actually. He can do those if he wants it to be real!

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  10. P Siason says:

    In the past, children used their imagination to make their own toy weapons using cardboard, paper and glue. The generation now can use a 3D printer to print almost anything. I just hope they do this for fun and games and not to harm other people. Anyway, it is amazing how the Hacksmith combines his imagination, creativity and technology to build these things.

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  11. Alma May says:

    I never heard of The Hacksmith before. Wow! This guy is real genius. I love watching the videos.

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  12. coyleon says:

    If there’s a fantasy item that I’d love to see get made for real, it’s Nicholas Wolfwood’s weapon: the Punisher. He’s from Trigun, in case you don’t know.

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  13. t1na84 says:

    IMO, he’s cute… and sexy… and nerdy… and oh, those biceps are to die for! #official #fangirl

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  14. This man is amazing! I am truly impressed when he created the swords from Attack on Titan. As a fan of AOT, I’m really happy to see these weapons coming in real life.

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  15. this is awesome. i love the reloading umbrella. could carry around your self defense from rain and a perp. lol

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