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Watch a man in a DIY Iron Man suit survive a storm of fireworks

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Inventor Colin Furze builds metal armor to withstand celebratory rockets

Colin Furze has a thing for superheroes. The British inventor has already used his engineering talents to build DIY devices inspired by the X-Men — including retractable Wolverine claws — and his latest project looks like a cut-price Iron Man. Furze put together a metal suit for the express purpose of getting within exploding distance of a fireworks display, the results of which can be seen in his latest video. His creation isn't particularly scientifically advanced, being little more than a suit of rigid armor, but it's probably got more applications than the fart machine he aimed at France earlier this year.

Watch an even more crazy DIY ethos on display in The Verge's 2012 feature 'Biohackers'