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Jul 09, 2017 08:24 |  #1261

Continuing the improving of leg trims/gap fillers on the suit. Again prototyping in cardboard before wasting expensive material. So far I've only glued the pieces of foam rubber together with fabric glue. Once dry, I'll try flexing it a few times to see if it comes apart. If it does, I'll have to hand-stitch them together.

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On the arm trims, I've replaced the fake screw patterns that were melted in with a soldering iron, with press studs from a leather kit. They hold the two layers together and look better as they are shiny metal. I might even replace this small piece of silver-painted rubber with a strip of shiny aluminium later.

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Meanwhile, I've found the culprit to the massive bruise on my right shoulder. There's a high weld inside the back brace where it curls over my shoulder and digs right into me on the bone. I was tempted to just pad it, but I think instead I will take the grinder to it and grind it off, then pad it.

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Jul 10, 2017 08:43 |  #1262

Replacing tacky rubber imitation with polished metal and real bolts.

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That's better. Now to do the same with the rest.

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Jul 10, 2017 16:25 |  #1263

Making awesome even more awesome. Great stuff Baz


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Jul 11, 2017 01:00 |  #1264

Great to see you continuing the refinements on the suit! Love it!


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Jul 11, 2017 06:59 |  #1265

Sometimes when I have electronics where I have a couple of pigtails put together, I will use very small zip ties/cable ties and tighten them around the connected harnesses, especially if I have issues where they might wiggle free, or have a temperamental connection. Not sure if that helps here, but they are easy to find, install and remove if needed.

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I usually get the smallest possible, they make very narrow ones, probably about 2mm or even less maybe?


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Jul 11, 2017 09:40 |  #1266

Tonight's work on the arm-hole tech fill. I've run out of button head cap screws and nuts so it's a time finding saga to try to get into town during business hours to get some more.

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Jul 11, 2017 09:55 |  #1267

smythie wrote in post #18398891 (external link)
Making awesome even more awesome. Great stuff Baz


DBNissan wrote in post #18399206 (external link)
Great to see you continuing the refinements on the suit! Love it!

Thanks guys. :D


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Sometimes when I have electronics where I have a couple of pigtails put together, I will use very small zip ties/cable ties and tighten them around the connected harnesses, especially if I have issues where they might wiggle free, or have a temperamental connection. Not sure if that helps here, but they are easy to find, install and remove if needed.

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I usually get the smallest possible, they make very narrow ones, probably about 2mm or even less maybe?

I have my mate James on the case, He's been up most of tonight wiring up a new one for me. I trust his work way more than my own.

Thanks for the tip.

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Jul 12, 2017 09:00 |  #1268

Now THAT looks the goods!! So many other suit builders leave these massive gaps. All you usually see underneath is a red leotard. Not this time!

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Jul 12, 2017 14:35 |  #1269

Another fine piece of work - nice!


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Jul 12, 2017 17:38 as a reply to  @ joeseph's post |  #1270

Thanks mate. :D


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Jul 15, 2017 22:06 |  #1271

ANNOUNCEMENT!

Our favorite Steel Iron Man suit has been invited to appear at the Sydney Knife Show on Sunday, 6th of August 2017, 11am until 2pm, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

We will again be raising money for the Starlight Children's Foundation, to enrich the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

My team of helpers is hard at work battle-hardening the electronics, tailoring a custom undersuit and building safer batteries while I refine some of the detail work in the suit itself. This will set it up for the upcoming hospital visits.

Why the Knife Show? Because the knife making community played a big part, (and still does), in helping me finish the suit, through creative fundraising with my knives. Enjoy the story poster below. :D

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Jul 16, 2017 05:05 |  #1272

That's awesome. I live just up the road. Will have to come down and say hi


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Jul 16, 2017 05:15 |  #1273

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That's awesome. I live just up the road. Will have to come down and say hi

Please do. Put a face to the name. :D

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Jul 16, 2017 05:17 |  #1274

Not sure you need to be punished that much ;-)a


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Jul 17, 2017 09:43 |  #1275

James and I having a great time of it tonight, battle-hardening all the electronics in the suit for the upcoming event in Sydney, as well as consolidating the power supplies and wiring harnesses.

We tinkered away, well, James did most of the work, I just assisted and made some decisions... All I have to do with the electronics now is duplicate what he's done on one arm, install a second battery, tidy up and secure all the wiring harnesses. Hopefully my mate Deano will send me the super-duper battery he's been working on soon. If not, we will manage with what we have for now and chuck in the improved one later.

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