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May 08, 2017 21:41 |  #1246

Some great shots there.


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May 15, 2017 15:45 |  #1247

What an amazing build! It was a lot of fun following along here, congratulations! Impressive work.
Maybe it was posted somewhere in this thread, I'm curious how heavy this ended up being?

The kids are gonna love Iron Man showing up, what a fantastic project!


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May 15, 2017 19:16 |  #1248

phantelope wrote in post #18355451 (external link)
What an amazing build! It was a lot of fun following along here, congratulations! Impressive work.
Maybe it was posted somewhere in this thread, I'm curious how heavy this ended up being?

The kids are gonna love Iron Man showing up, what a fantastic project!

Baz will correct me, but I think the suit weighs about 35kg.


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May 16, 2017 09:48 |  #1249

phantelope wrote in post #18355451 (external link)
What an amazing build! It was a lot of fun following along here, congratulations! Impressive work.
Maybe it was posted somewhere in this thread, I'm curious how heavy this ended up being?

The kids are gonna love Iron Man showing up, what a fantastic project!

Thanks mate. :D

dodgyexposure wrote in post #18355639 (external link)
Baz will correct me, but I think the suit weighs about 35kg.

About 37kg bloke. :D


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May 16, 2017 12:23 |  #1250

Sweet work IronBaz

Had a lot to catch up on what you did. Next you'll have to make your suit from carbon fibre or heck 3D print it....


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May 17, 2017 14:16 |  #1251

:-P

Congratulations on a job well done and for making so many people smile. I was watching that news clip and interview without sound and when they showed the first few scenes of you testing out the glove and hands... made me feel something inside. I'm moved simply for the fact that you got recognized for the hours upon hours of work you put into this, aside from the young kids' and adult kids' reactions and money you've helped raise.


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May 20, 2017 16:59 |  #1252

Harm wrote in post #18356164 (external link)
Sweet work IronBaz

Had a lot to catch up on what you did. Next you'll have to make your suit from carbon fibre or heck 3D print it....

LOL. I think I'm done making suits.... maybe one day for my wife or kids so they can join me at comicons. We'll see how I feel after attending my first...

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Congratulations on a job well done and for making so many people smile. I was watching that news clip and interview without sound and when they showed the first few scenes of you testing out the glove and hands... made me feel something inside. I'm moved simply for the fact that you got recognized for the hours upon hours of work you put into this, aside from the young kids' and adult kids' reactions and money you've helped raise.

Thanks mate, that's lovely.

Whilst recognition is nice, I feel like a fraud accepting all this praise when 1. - I had lots of help, particularly from OCAU and 2. - I haven't been into a single hospital ward yet.

We'll get there. A few more tweaks to iron out some things that were raised on the first outing for Starlight. I've already been contacted by people representing hospitals in Brisbane, Perth, Victoria and Canberra. Rest assured I will be sharing that as soon as it happens.

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May 20, 2017 17:56 |  #1253

Canberra and maybe even Victoria I could see being easy enough but Brisbane and Perth? When you'd need to bring an assistant along plus the extra baggage costs I think it could quickly become expensive. I get that kids are worth it though


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May 20, 2017 18:51 |  #1254

Great job for a great cause. I spent some time in a hospital as a kid and I would have been thrilled by something like this back then.




  
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May 30, 2017 05:59 |  #1255

Bless ya gang. :D

Should be into the hospitals in a month or so.

Big batch of electronics arrived today. A couple more to arrive then it's into upgrades and miniaturisation of the larger circuits.Especially the voice changer that ViPeR-7 instructed me on making.

I think my first attempt, while successful, could have been done a lot better.

After soldering up the first one, I'm pretty sure I can make it all smaller and neater. I bought another two sets of everything so I can do this and have a spare, that will just velcro in and out of the suit via a couple of jacks so if one claps out halfway through a visit, I can just rip it out and stick a new one in.

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Jun 25, 2017 09:31 |  #1256

Make sure you stay healthy.... would hate seeing you not being able to fit into that iron slipper lol.


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Jun 27, 2017 09:49 |  #1257

Simply amazing, I just caught up on over a years worth of posts, so so awesome.


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Jun 30, 2017 07:10 |  #1258

Talley wrote in post #18386532 (external link)
Make sure you stay healthy.... would hate seeing you not being able to fit into that iron slipper lol.


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Simply amazing, I just caught up on over a years worth of posts, so so awesome.

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Might I say, that James here, (pictured below) has been an impressively hard-working, stoic, determined, thoughtful and ingenious specialist in the Iron Man electronics I could have ever hoped for. He's taken my ideas and made them reality, plus thrown in brilliant ideas I would never have thought of.

It may have still happened without him, but it would probably have taken a few more years and I may even have had to pay for professional services, even though I doubt they would have been as helpful, flexible and cheerful about it.

In the three years I have spent building this suit, James has picked me up out of my depression and frustration and got me excited about my build many times when I've been ready to give up on the whole thing.

James deserves so much recognition for stepping up to the plate and enthusiastically volunteering to help out a total stranger. I am glad to call him friend and grateful for blokes like him in my life.

God bless you mate.

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Jul 06, 2017 05:24 |  #1259

Iron Man is gearing up for another huge public appearance in support of the Starlight Children's foundation, less than a month from now. Stay tuned for details.

Hopefully this coming event will see all the little problems with the suit ironed out... See what I did there?..

The last event identified where refinement was needed, where to make electronic systems a little more, "battle hardy", and some improvements on attention to detail. After the event, we should be able to jump straight into the hospitals.

My seamstress is currently working hard on my new undersuit. There's modifications getting stitched in between these two pen lines mid thigh and mid shin. Elbows are also getting the same treatment.

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I have 3 weeks left to get all the glitches out of the suit. Last night I fixed the rubber covers in place with M3 bolts and washers drilled through the steel shell. All the glues I've tried, including araldite and contact adhesive, seem to let go after a bit of movement. Can't have that.

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I seem to be having trouble with wiring. The electronics and PCBs are working for the voice changer, (VC) but all my connecting wires and plugs outside the box, along the way to the battery and on switch are dodgy. I've tried fixing them so many times I've lost count. Every time I get it working, a little wiggle later it stops. Even touching the end of the microphone jack causes loss of signal to the speaker. I'm really crap at this and running out of time.

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Jul 08, 2017 22:21 |  #1260

The gap between the leg and the cod piece at the back is too big and obvious, even with the shiny red shorts on. So, I am designing some pliable rubber trims to fix in between, that should allow movement and greatly reduce the gap.

They will be layered and wrapped in metallic red stretch fabric.

With some Iron Man inspired lines, I should be able to ad-lib a little and make it look better.

The cable and battery is being moved into the chest so I can do away with that.

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