DIY Captain America Shield Can’t Stop Bullets, But Makes a Mean Frisbee
By Blair Hanley Frank
PCWorldJul 22, 2011 10:48 am PDT
If you’re headed for a midnight showing of Captain America and want to cook up something quick that will demonstrate your love for Cap, Instructables user Seamster has you covered. He has created a set of instructions for building your own lightweight shield out of cardboard and duct tape.
It’s designed to be sturdy, light, and most of all, throwable. (Nobody seems to have figured out how to make it return like a boomerang, though.) So, if you have a spare box or two laying around the house and a few hours before you head to the theater, this could be just the project for you. For a demonstration of how it flies, check out the video below.
If you happen to have some more time (and a spare satellite dish) on your hands, you can also check out his instructions for building an all-metal shield. Throwing one of those is not recommended. Of course, if you happen to have some Vibranium lying around the house, that might work too.