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Last Updated: Wednesday June 30 2010 14:09 GMT

Ricky meets Spider Boy!

Ricky meets Spider Boy

Spiderboy shows off his skills!

A 13-year-old schoolboy used a school project to become his favourite superhero - and climb walls!

Hibiki made a suction device using vacuum cleaners that let him climb walls, just like Spider-Man.

He said: "I used to dress up as Spider-Man when I was younger and I love all the films, so it's great to be able to climb walls like him."

At first the teachers didn't reckon he'd be able to scale walls with his invention, and they were amazed!

It took Hibiki five months to make the gadget in lessons at his school in Cambridge.

Spider Boy
Here you can see the vacuum cleaners

He used two vacuum cleaners he bought at a supermarket and stuck on square wooden pads to the nozzles.

When he presses the suction pads on the wall, they carry his weight and let him climb.

The only problem is that the machine has to be plugged into the mains, so if Hibiki climbs too high the plug will pull out and he'll fall.

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Hibiki models his invention

"My mum thinks it's brilliant but she won't let me use it in my bedroom as she is worried I may pull down the ceiling.

"I've climbed up the school wall but I'm not allowed too high. It's not scary and I completely trust the machine."

But just in case you're thinking of trying this with your own vacuum cleaner don't - Hibiki got lots of help from teachers when designing his machine.