Attack on Titan Fan Invents Real-Life ODM Gear

Attack on Titan Fan Invents Real-Life ODM Gear

A YouTuber becomes an honorary member of the Scout Regiment from Attack on Titan by creating his own Onmi Directional Gear

A popular YouTuber has created a working replica of the ODM, or Omni-Directional Gear, from Attack on Titan.

The ODM is the signature tool of the Scout Regiment, which uses it to annihilate titans while exploring the world outside humanity’s walls. Jlaservideo, whose channel is dedicated to recreating technological marvels from popular fiction, recently showcased the ODM while also providing a detailed explanation of how it functions. The device borrowed design elements from one of the YouTuber’s former inventions; a version of the web shooters that Peter Parker used in the iconic Spider-Man comic series.

In Attack on Titan, the ODM utilizes rope darts launched from a device around the user’s hips. These attach to nearby buildings and trees, allowing the user to fly through the air at high speeds. To replicate this function, Jlazervideo’s ODM uses a more powerful version of the C02 cartridge device used in his web shooter. To ensure that the darts stay lodged in any surface, the device uses a miniaturized powder-actuated hammer that drives it deeply into whatever it hits. Unlike the ODM in the show, Jlaservideo’s version has not one, but two rope darts on each side, which fire simultaneously via a quick-release spring-loaded lever.

Also repurposed from Jlaservideo’s web shooters is the gear’s reel system, which utilizes two powerful motors attached to the frame and harness to wind up the cables fired from either side. As for the ODM’s swords and blade holders, they were made from lightweight wood with 3D-printed spacers to separate individual blades. Just like in the show, the sword handle allows the user to quickly detach and reattach different blades. The device also contains built-in laser pointers, which help the user aim as well as indicate what targets are within the 60ft launch range. At the end of the video, the inventive YouTuber puts the ODM to the ultimate test, going face-to-face with a giant inflatable titan. Firing the darts into an adjacent wall, he manages to run himself up its length and jump forward, landing a blow right on the nape of the titan’s neck.

Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga launched in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in September 2009. The franchise is now among the 15 best-selling manga titles of all time, with over 110 million copies in circulation worldwide. MAPPA and WIT Studio’s popular anime adaptation is rapidly approaching its finale, as Part 2 of Attack on Titan: The Final Chapters is scheduled to premiere sometime in Fall 2023.

Those interested in more of Jlaservideo’s content can find his YouTube channel here. The Attack on Titan manga is available in English from Kodansha US.

Source: YouTube

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