Iron man suit overview

A project log for Iron man armor (Hackaday prize edition)

Basically my iron man armor for hackaday prize 2018

TKTSTKTS 03/21/2018 at 19:326 Comments

With energy, there are multiple things to look at when choosing materials. The main thing to look at for today is PSI and heat resistance. The material I choose will need a high level of both. This is due to the way the reactor works. After searching for what regular materials use, I went online and found out this

“Materials currently in use or under consideration include:

Multi-layer tiles of several of these materials are also being considered and used, for example:

Now although all these materials are good, I will either need to compress all of this or make the chest area from that. I may do both.

For dissipation, a vacuum (a vacuumless space may take in the heat. How will this be done? It’s kinda hard to explain, but it should work good for now. The heat will basically be pushed into said space by a cooling system like a computer (just more powerful) directing heat to the vacuum.

The main backup plan is to have multiple batteries around the suit and connect to where the arc reactor is. I can then pull the arc reactor out of the chest area and put into a hold at the back until further notice.

Some materials I may use is single Chrystal titanium and ceramic for protection AND heat resistance, tungsten solely for heat resistance and steel for a base. My insides will be protected by multiple layers of metals and meta-metals. The padding will be temper foam which is used by astronauts and Carbon Fiber Nomex which is basically protective padding if used right.

If a plastic is to be used, it will most likely be surrounded by metal and screwed into an electronic. This will thus unallow the pastic from damaging something and being functional.

The flight system will work by ion thrusters. Although they are very simplistic and may allow flight, the need a lot of power, so I will NEED that arc reactor. To have the flight so well, i'll need to bass boost the Ion thruster with electricity or so be it i'll use antimatter engines :-)

The exosuit will likely look something like a pack of small squares as that'll be nanobots, but that's a talk for a different day. There will also be the conventional pneumatic cylinder (which is basically something that uses air and a cylinder to increase in force.) but there will be a bit based on Pierre Bouchard

    Forearm prices

Missile launcher

Servo (4): 8.28

Pointometer (2): 3.00

Blue LED (4): 4.48

Red LED (4): 4.48

Steel sheet (12x12): 5.78

Arduino Mini: 5.17

Mini Laser turrent

Camera (small): 4.60

Burning laser:1 23.50

Non-burning laser (with driver): 10.06

Servos (3): 6.21

Arduino Mini: 5.17

Exo suit:

Pneumatic cylinder (2): 8.56

Festo valve bank: 60.00

Donning system:

Servo (4): 8.28

Arduino mini: 5.17


Fan: Already owned

RFID tags and all (5) : 50

Titanium alloy (13.6 x 1.5): 6.00

Total (basic price without Jarvis ( for one gauntlet) 218.74


Ted Yapo wrote 03/22/2018 at 02:11 point

Just don't get the lithium wet.  It reacts with water, releasing hydrogen gas.  Or maybe that's part of the plan?

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TKTS wrote 03/22/2018 at 10:43 point

Found this

A fuel cell combines hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, heat, and water. Fuel cells are often compared to batteries. Both convert the energy produced by a chemical reaction into usable electric power. 

In other words i may use that if it gets wet. Thanks for telling me! Feel free to tell more about it or any thing that comes your way.

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 03/22/2018 at 01:23 point

"Boron Barbide" ?...

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TKTS wrote 03/22/2018 at 01:30 point

Boron Carbide. Used in bulltproof vests, tanks, etc.

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ActualDragon wrote 03/22/2018 at 01:35 point

damn, sounds expensive

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TKTS wrote 03/22/2018 at 01:53 point

Not expensive.

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