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Bazza's Iron-Man suit build

 
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Jul 26, 2016 02:02 |  #1066

Dimmer resistors COB LED drivers.


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Jul 26, 2016 02:31 |  #1067

That's cool


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Jul 26, 2016 05:23 |  #1068

Development from a quick circuit diagram of the relays for the faceplate motor. James is full bottle on this stuff. I just take the jumble of wires, switches and hardware and make it fit and look pretty inside the suit.

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Jul 26, 2016 16:58 |  #1069

Helmet motor test with relays.


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Jul 28, 2016 02:22 |  #1070

I've taken ill again, spent most of the day off work and asleep in the warmth of the man-cave under the observatory. I did wake and for about an hour, did a bit of soldering/tweaking.

I got as far as getting activation working seamlessly.


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Jul 28, 2016 03:25 |  #1071

Great work again Baz... take it easy & hope you feel better soon!


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Aug 31, 2016 05:55 |  #1072

Can't wait to see the first walk with everything buttoned up!


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Sep 13, 2016 11:51 |  #1073

Ok- I've read and seen your images in the Astronomy section, but how the heck did I miss this side hobby of you making an Iron Man suit!
This weekend I will read all 72 pages then comment.

BTW, are you also into Home Theater?

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Sep 13, 2016 19:09 |  #1074

joeseph wrote in post #18079850 (external link)
Great work again Baz... take it easy & hope you feel better soon!

They say things usually get worse before they get better. Well, my health has gotten a LOT worse, so I'm optimistic that I am on the up now.....

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Can't wait to see the first walk with everything buttoned up!

I might need a ratchet strap to squeeze the belly into the suit and get the bolt-holes to line up....

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Ok- I've read and seen your images in the Astronomy section, but how the heck did I miss this side hobby of you making an Iron Man suit!
This weekend I will read all 72 pages then comment.

BTW, are you also into Home Theater?

There's some great members on AVS forum from down under, are you there and if so whats your member name?
I'm "mtbdudex" there also.
peace,

LOL, mate, I think I've got too many side-hobbies and they may well be my undoing.

No, I've not heard of that forum from memory. By the time I have all this camera and electronic gear installed in the suit, I probably should be into home-theatre.

Cheers mate.

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Nov 12, 2016 13:11 |  #1075

Helmet is BACK! Time to move on with the build again.


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Nov 12, 2016 15:45 |  #1076

Hey Baz! great to see you back in it


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Nov 18, 2016 04:30 |  #1077

^^^ Thanks mate. :D

Now the camera and internal video glasses are installed behind the faceplate, it's time to start practicing some mobility with the distortions of the wide angle in mind. I feel more confident already after just a short walk.



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Nov 18, 2016 19:33 |  #1078

Here's a helmet test with everything turned on, lights, camera, video glasses, faceplate motor.



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Nov 19, 2016 01:58 |  #1079

Great to see working nicely Bazz!


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Dec 13, 2016 05:07 |  #1080

Little update:

I recently responded to an invitation to bring the suit thus far along to the Canberra Knife Show in Tharwa.

The hall was very hot so I didn't actually wear the suit, but instead set it up on it's stand just inside the door as the guard. I donned one gauntlet and sat patiently beside the suit for most of the day. Every now and then I put the helmet on to demonstrate the operation of the faceplate and eye-lighting.

Needless to say there were more than a few adults that got a buzz out of it, lots of questions etc.

But the kids.... man they were GREAT FUN! They stood in awe with their mouths on open, even taking a few paces back in shock. I got some great practice in with my target audience. I let them have a look inside the helmet. Sometimes i would say, "Have you ever shaken hands with IRON MAN!!?? They would light up as I did then I'd say to them that they could go to school and tell their friends that they had. beaming smiles all round.

I can't wait to get this into an all-kid environment in the hospitals.

As far as progress goes, I will be starting on the gauntlets after new years, with the lighting for the hand-repulsors, sound card, speakers and a spray-mister to discharge from the gauntlet for LED illumination, simulating a weapon discharge.

In the helmet I still have to hook up a microphone in the chin to a speaker in the chest, plus a microphone on the chest hooked into speakers at my ears.

My knife-making has afforded me some gear for the suit as well as tooling. It's a slow process, but the only way to get there on a very tight budget. So close now.

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