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This guy built an exoskeleton that can lift a car

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David Cornish
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Do you even lift, bro? Well James Hobson certainly does.

The mechanical designer behind the Hacksmith YouTube channel has created his very own exoskeleton - a mechanical enhancement straight out of a sci-fi saga (think Elysium/Call of Duty) that gives its wearer incredible strength.

How much strength? Well, he can pick up a Mini Cooper (636kg) like it's a laundry basket. 

The next step? Apparently Hobson wants his suit to have enough strength to flip the car.

At which point we'll be seriously worried he's edged from back-yard-tinkerer to full-on-super-villain.

Keep up with Hobson's builds here.

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Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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