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Awesome Allen Pan

Giving Snakes Their Legs Back

Giving Snakes Their Legs Back

Millions of years ago, evolutionary changes caused snakes to lose their legs. Engineer and snake lover Allen Pan thought thinks that these reptiles should have kept their limbs, so he put on his thinking cap and developed a robotic exosuit that a snake can slide into and walk around in. But will the snake accept its new abilities?

Fixing the Mythbusters’ Water Stun Gun

Fixing the Mythbusters’ Water Stun Gun

Allen Pan is a big Mythbusters fan – but he thinks they got one of their experiments wrong. In 2008 Adam, Jamie, and Grant attempted to create a stun gun that shoots electricity through water and failed. Allen came up with a different approach, playing with laminar flow to keep power flowing through two streams of water.

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How to Wield a Giant Anime Sword

How to Wield a Giant Anime Sword

Those massive swords you see in anime look cool, but they’d be totally impractical in the real world thanks to their weight and shape. But that didn’t stop Allen Pan from coming up with a solution. After asking his pal Rob to fabricate a Buster Sword, Allen bought himself an upper-body exoskeleton to help him wield the hefty blade.

Electric Foam Dart Mod

Electric Foam Dart Mod

“I’m not gonna ship you guys something you can’t hurt yourself with.” Sufficiently Advanced made a modded NERF gun that shoots electrified darts. His latest version features contact points wide enough to momentarily shock people. Check out the build at 0:58, and the tests at 5:23.

Shout-activated Flamethrower

Shout-activated Flamethrower

Allen Pan of Sufficiently Advanced teamed up with fellow engineering geek Junie Genius to create the ultimate anger management device – a head-mounted gadget that shoots flames whenever its wearer lets out a shout. Nope, this thing doesn’t seem dangerous at all.

Making Plasma Blades

Making Plasma Blades

Maker Allen Pan of Sufficiently Advanced loves the look of plasma blade style weapons found in science fiction. He teaches us a bit about the physics of plasma, and how electricity can be shaped and contained into a beam. Check out Tommy Callaway’s plasma sword here.

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