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Electronics Oh God, What have I gotten myself into?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Ryan Cooper, 8 Apr 2009.

  1. KillerLettuce

    KillerLettuce custom title

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    wait- you're trying to build an iron man suit out of pcb boards and components removed from said boards?

    good luck, dude.
     
  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    The Langer speaks the truth.

    DESIGN, DESIGN, DESIGN.
    Then simplify everything.
    The redesign it all.

    You'll be a little closer to getting something made.
     
  3. jakenbake

    jakenbake full duplex

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    solid rocket fuel is your best bet. there are sites online that show you how to make it using basic stuff. search youtube.
     
  4. Jenny_Y8S

    Jenny_Y8S Guest

    So for being the one to say it...

    Either the OP is having a laugh with us, or he's a bigger fool than I could possibly imagine.

    Let me understand you...

    You're going to scavenge some bits, work with a next to nothing.....

    And build a frigging armoured flying suit that the best minds in the world haven't built yet.

    And you can't even code!

    Even if the damn thing can be built (and it can't not yet!)

    Then the control systems are going to be the only thing that would stop it smalling the pilot into the ground at a zillian g's

    You are having a laugh, and if you're not. Then you're a deluded fool!

    Good luck

    LOL
     
  5. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    glad you said it :worried:
     
  6. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Theres a fine fine line, between a troll and an idiot.
     
  7. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    What's wrong with having a dream?
     
  8. Ryan Cooper

    Ryan Cooper It's been a long time.

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    I agree that there's a fine line between being a visionary, and being plain stupid. The difference is how you go about it, I dont intend to

    My plan just isn't that simple. I intend to prototype every imaginable circuit using scavenged bits (so i don't waste a bunch of money if i do something wrong) and then buy new stuff, along with PCBs for the final product. I never said that I couldn't code, i just needed help (which i bought yesterday), and I'm only a blithering idiot if i keep talking and never get anything done. And besides, if you feel so strongly about this, why don't you just give helpful suggestions/ ideas?
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    have you got any basic concept drawings together?

    I suggest breaking the suit down into each limb and torso and think about the movement and control for each one.

    Would make it far easier to trouble shoot and design.
     
  10. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    lold

    The odds of this actually working is about as likely as the guy who wanted to cut an LCD in half.

    In other words, good luck. :eek:
     
  11. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    the lcd cutter, did he succeed? i remember reading something about it, but never looked up if he actually did it.

    on the suit: as you are likely to test this thing above water (makes crash landing more fun and less deadly) you should think about providing something to keep you floating... and maybe use some propulsion that will stop burning under water (unlike black powder and the like).
    and for the scavenged parts: pcb components are cheap. it's the hours of work inventing/researching it you pay for when paying for a motherboard. so work out your circuits, and pay a few euro's for new, quality components.
     
  12. C0nKer

    C0nKer What's a Dremel?

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    Building microcontroller or microprocessor circuitry is not expensive btw. You'd be better off not scavenging stuff. Besides if you fail at this(and trust me I do agree with others), you can always use them in other projects.
     
  13. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    Your absolutely mad to do this.



    Can't wait to see the first operating prototypes
    BTW look into prosthetic limbs and project cyborg.
    Also look into muscle wires.

    In theory the basic exo and weapon systems are possible but flight is a nono as no tech is that efficient yet.
     
  14. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    I'm all for crazy ideas and innovation, but..

    http://www.newscientist.com/blog/technology/2006/04/bionic-trousers.html

    That's the current state of the art of powered exoskeletons - Unless you've got a full research team and funding from a wealthy state, I think your Iron Man suit is at best going to look the part and at worst be a fun, but disappointing failure.

    I'm all for being proven wrong, though. :)
     
  15. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    I agree with what everyone else has said that you're not going to be able to build a working model but I can understand an obession so why not build a non-working full size model that looks the part and house a PC in it and just call it a scratch built iron man case?
     
  16. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    And a built in Telsa Coil, or at the very least Pikashoes.
     
  17. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    just for the record, single pilot flight suits (like what is used in Rocketman... search google) are something that people have been working on for the past 40 years or so, and even now with the technology available, and the process is massively expensive and STILL doesn't provide sustainable flight for a very long period of time before a refuel is needed. The people who have made it work know a lot about chemistry (for the fuel), engineering, machining, physics, and a long list of other things. Like Langer said I don't want to defer you from a dream, but I would really really take some time and do some serious research before you invest any money at all... because I promise you this project will take years, and a lot of green to get working.

    If its something your serious about though mate, you got my vote. Follow that dream until your hearts content!
     
  18. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    [​IMG]

    This works, and there was another i cant find. You wont be able to make half of what you want your suit to do. Sorry mate.
     
  19. Ryan Cooper

    Ryan Cooper It's been a long time.

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    UPDATE #2 WARNING: MAY INCLUDE SOME BLATHERING!

    Hey guys! Its been a few days, so I think I ought to give an update. So here's the list

    • First of all, I AM NOT going to scavenge parts, most parts cost under 10 cents, so that isn't a big issue.
    • Second,
      #include <isostream>
      #include <stdlib.h>

      int main(int argc, char *argv[] )
      {
      cout << " I have gotten better at C++ "<< endl;
      system ("PAUSE");
      return 0;
      }
    • Third, I have obtained some concept art of the bits and internal workings of Iron Man (gonna post those)
    • Lastly, even though i do have a few sites to buy electronic parts from (post after the list), i would appreciate any suggestions.

    Here's that Concept art.
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    The credit for this art goes to Phil Saunders.

    Aaaand for those electronics sites...

    There's All Electronics, Jameco, Allied Electronics, and Mouser Electronics.
    By the way, i posted those pictures not to take credit for them, but to use them as kind of a "stepping block" to start with.
     
  20. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Not that good.
    Code:
    #include "stdafx.h"
    #include <iostream>
    
    void main()
    {
    	std::cout << "I have gotten better at C++\n";
        system ("PAUSE");
    }
    Surely you want to learn C (PIC C?). I'm thinking an FPGA would be more appropriate than a PIC/uC anyway.

    FICTIONAL! It's from a comic!


    But more positively:
    http://www.hplusmagazine.com/articles/robotics/i-am-ironman
    http://hackaday.com/2008/05/23/real-life-power-suits/
     

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