The Inventor of the Ascender May Be A Real Life Bruce Wayne
Posted by NOVAscienceNOW_Motherboard on Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010
Send to a friend Save this post NextPrev12Nate Ball, mechanical engineer, MIT grad, and co-founder of Atlas Devices, just might be the masked crusader. As a student at MIT, Nate entered a design competition for products that would help soldiers survive in the battlefield. His team’s idea was to create a Batman-like device called the Ascender that would enable soldiers to scale ropes at high speeds simply by pushing a trigger.