P2_2 Iron Boots

James Blake, Rosanna Carol Hall, Melissa McHugh, Andrew West


In Nintendo’s computer game “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess†the protagonist is able traverse walls and ceilings by walking along magnetic surfaces embedded in the environment whilst wearing ‘Iron Boots’. Upon investigation as to the real world viability it was found that it would be possible with; a 60kg human, iron plates of dimensions 0.15×0.3×0.005m and an electromagnet plate with a field strength of at least 0.22T.

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