admin / October 25, 2018

Iron Man Power Suit #38 | 3D-Printed Arc Reactor | James Bruton



This is the second part about my 3D-Printed Arc Reactor prop. More pictures at: http://xrobots.co.uk/arc2/

The biggest challenge making your own Iron Man power suit – that you can actually wear! – is how much detail. Every expects it to look accurate in terms of colour and shaping, and if you’re going to get inside it latches, strapping and so on is a must but… what else? Do you motorise the faceplate? How much lighting and depth do you give the unibeam? What kind of flexibility and motion do the knees, knuckles and neck need? Well, hopefully you’ll agree I went all out on this Iron Man build. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

① GENIUS

No MacArthur grant yet. But while I’m still waiting by the phone for that call, maybe you might patronise me with your Patreon-age. Or, if you’re all out of digital cash just comment on one of my hilarious Instagram pics, pop me a Tweet or generally yell in my direction.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xrobots
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xrobotsuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xrobots.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrobotsuk

Huge thanks to my patrons, without whom my standard of living would drastically decline. Like, inside out Farm Foods bag decline. Plus a very special shoutout to Aleph Objects, Inc who keep me in LulzBot 3D printers and support me via Patreon. https://www.lulzbot.com/

Why not join my community, who are mostly made up of actual geniuses. There’s a Facebook group and everything: https://www.facebook.com/pg/xrobots.c…

② XROBOTS

Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues – broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it.

XRobots is the community around my content where you can get in touch, share tips and advice, and more build FAQs, schematics and designs are also available.

③ MUSIC AND SFX

The majority of the music and SFX used in my videos is from Epidemic Sound http://share.epidemicsound.com/xrobots

admin / October 21, 2018

Iron Man Power Suit #6 | Plastic Coating Foam | James Bruton



In this video I go through the testing process for plastic coating foam and expanded polystyrene prop and costume pieces with Polyurethane resin.

The biggest challenge making your own Iron Man power suit – that you can actually wear! – is how much detail. Every expects it to look accurate in terms of colour and shaping, and if you’re going to get inside it latches, strapping and so on is a must but… what else? Do you motorise the faceplate? How much lighting and depth do you give the unibeam? What kind of flexibility and motion do the knees, knuckles and neck need? Well, hopefully you’ll agree I went all out on this Iron Man build. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

① GENIUS

No MacArthur grant yet. But while I’m still waiting by the phone for that call, maybe you might patronise me with your Patreon-age. Or, if you’re all out of digital cash just comment on one of my hilarious Instagram pics, pop me a Tweet or generally yell in my direction.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xrobots
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xrobotsuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xrobots.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrobotsuk

Huge thanks to my patrons, without whom my standard of living would drastically decline. Like, inside out Farm Foods bag decline. Plus a very special shoutout to Aleph Objects, Inc who keep me in LulzBot 3D printers and support me via Patreon. https://www.lulzbot.com/

Why not join my community, who are mostly made up of actual geniuses. There’s a Facebook group and everything: https://www.facebook.com/pg/xrobots.c…

② XROBOTS

Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues – broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it.

XRobots is the community around my content where you can get in touch, share tips and advice, and more build FAQs, schematics and designs are also available.

③ MUSIC AND SFX

The majority of the music and SFX used in my videos is from Epidemic Sound http://share.epidemicsound.com/xrobots

admin / October 20, 2018

Iron Man Power Suit #15 | Exoskeleton Strapping pt 3



This is part 3 of my Iron Man Exoskeleton strapping system.

The biggest challenge making your own Iron Man power suit – that you can actually wear! – is how much detail. Every expects it to look accurate in terms of colour and shaping, and if you’re going to get inside it latches, strapping and so on is a must but… what else? Do you motorise the faceplate? How much lighting and depth do you give the unibeam? What kind of flexibility and motion do the knees, knuckles and neck need? Well, hopefully you’ll agree I went all out on this Iron Man build. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

① GENIUS

No MacArthur grant yet. But while I’m still waiting by the phone for that call, maybe you might patronise me with your Patreon-age. Or, if you’re all out of digital cash just comment on one of my hilarious Instagram pics, pop me a Tweet or generally yell in my direction.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xrobots
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xrobotsuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xrobots.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrobotsuk

Huge thanks to my patrons, without whom my standard of living would drastically decline. Like, inside out Farm Foods bag decline. Plus a very special shoutout to Aleph Objects, Inc who keep me in LulzBot 3D printers and support me via Patreon. https://www.lulzbot.com/

Why not join my community, who are mostly made up of actual geniuses. There’s a Facebook group and everything: https://www.facebook.com/pg/xrobots.c…

② XROBOTS

Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues – broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it.

XRobots is the community around my content where you can get in touch, share tips and advice, and more build FAQs, schematics and designs are also available.

③ MUSIC AND SFX

The majority of the music and SFX used in my videos is from Epidemic Sound http://share.epidemicsound.com/xrobots

admin / October 11, 2018

Iron Man Power Suit #2 | Modifying Pepakura Templates | James Bruton



This is a follow up to my last foam building video, showing the principles behind modifying pepakura templates for foam building.

The original video can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvtF9X…

The biggest challenge making your own Iron Man power suit – that you can actually wear! – is how much detail. Every expects it to look accurate in terms of colour and shaping, and if you’re going to get inside it latches, strapping and so on is a must but… what else? Do you motorise the faceplate? How much lighting and depth do you give the unibeam? What kind of flexibility and motion do the knees, knuckles and neck need? Well, hopefully you’ll agree I went all out on this Iron Man build. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

① GENIUS

No MacArthur grant yet. But while I’m still waiting by the phone for that call, maybe you might patronise me with your Patreon-age. Or, if you’re all out of digital cash just comment on one of my hilarious Instagram pics, pop me a Tweet or generally yell in my direction.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xrobots
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xrobotsuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xrobots.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrobotsuk

Huge thanks to my patrons, without whom my standard of living would drastically decline. Like, inside out Farm Foods bag decline. Plus a very special shoutout to Aleph Objects, Inc who keep me in LulzBot 3D printers and support me via Patreon. https://www.lulzbot.com/

Why not join my community, who are mostly made up of actual geniuses. There’s a Facebook group and everything: https://www.facebook.com/pg/xrobots.c…

② XROBOTS

Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues – broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it.

XRobots is the community around my content where you can get in touch, share tips and advice, and more build FAQs, schematics and designs are also available.

③ MUSIC AND SFX

The majority of the music and SFX used in my videos is from Epidemic Sound http://share.epidemicsound.com/xrobots

admin / October 3, 2018

Iron Man Power Suit #10 | Arc Reactor | James Bruton



This is my Arc Reactor prop which s mostly made from items I got in 99p stores, and a few other bits.

The biggest challenge making your own Iron Man power suit – that you can actually wear! – is how much detail. Every expects it to look accurate in terms of colour and shaping, and if you’re going to get inside it latches, strapping and so on is a must but… what else? Do you motorise the faceplate? How much lighting and depth do you give the unibeam? What kind of flexibility and motion do the knees, knuckles and neck need? Well, hopefully you’ll agree I went all out on this Iron Man build. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

① GENIUS

No MacArthur grant yet. But while I’m still waiting by the phone for that call, maybe you might patronise me with your Patreon-age. Or, if you’re all out of digital cash just comment on one of my hilarious Instagram pics, pop me a Tweet or generally yell in my direction.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xrobots
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xrobotsuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xrobots.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrobotsuk

Huge thanks to my patrons, without whom my standard of living would drastically decline. Like, inside out Farm Foods bag decline. Plus a very special shoutout to Aleph Objects, Inc who keep me in LulzBot 3D printers and support me via Patreon. https://www.lulzbot.com/

Why not join my community, who are mostly made up of actual geniuses. There’s a Facebook group and everything: https://www.facebook.com/pg/xrobots.c…

② XROBOTS

Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues – broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it.

XRobots is the community around my content where you can get in touch, share tips and advice, and more build FAQs, schematics and designs are also available.

③ MUSIC AND SFX

The majority of the music and SFX used in my videos is from Epidemic Sound http://share.epidemicsound.com/xrobots

admin / October 1, 2018

Iron Man Power Suit #8 | Starting the Faceplate | James Bruton



Here are the details of my Iron Man helmet motorized faceplate and light up eyes – lenses which you can also see through.

The biggest challenge making your own Iron Man power suit – that you can actually wear! – is how much detail. Every expects it to look accurate in terms of colour and shaping, and if you’re going to get inside it latches, strapping and so on is a must but… what else? Do you motorise the faceplate? How much lighting and depth do you give the unibeam? What kind of flexibility and motion do the knees, knuckles and neck need? Well, hopefully you’ll agree I went all out on this Iron Man build. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

① GENIUS

No MacArthur grant yet. But while I’m still waiting by the phone for that call, maybe you might patronise me with your Patreon-age. Or, if you’re all out of digital cash just comment on one of my hilarious Instagram pics, pop me a Tweet or generally yell in my direction.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xrobots
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xrobotsuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xrobots.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrobotsuk

Huge thanks to my patrons, without whom my standard of living would drastically decline. Like, inside out Farm Foods bag decline. Plus a very special shoutout to Aleph Objects, Inc who keep me in LulzBot 3D printers and support me via Patreon. https://www.lulzbot.com/

Why not join my community, who are mostly made up of actual geniuses. There’s a Facebook group and everything: https://www.facebook.com/pg/xrobots.c…

② XROBOTS

Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues – broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it.

XRobots is the community around my content where you can get in touch, share tips and advice, and more build FAQs, schematics and designs are also available.

③ MUSIC AND SFX

The majority of the music and SFX used in my videos is from Epidemic Sound http://share.epidemicsound.com/xrobots

admin / September 30, 2018

Iron Man Exosuit #2 | Axis Structure & Control | James Bruton



Starting to plant the powered axis for the Exosuit and how those would be controlled safely.

① GENIUS

No MacArthur grant yet. But while I’m still waiting by the phone for that call, maybe you might patronise me with your Patreon-age. Or, if you’re all out of digital cash just comment on one of my hilarious Instagram pics, pop me a Tweet or generally yell in my direction.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xrobots
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xrobotsuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xrobots.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrobotsuk

Huge thanks to my patrons, without whom my standard of living would drastically decline. Like, inside out Farm Foods bag decline. Plus a very special shoutout to Aleph Objects, Inc who keep me in LulzBot 3D printers and support me via Patreon. https://www.lulzbot.com/

Why not join my community, who are mostly made up of actual geniuses. There’s a Facebook group and everything: https://www.facebook.com/pg/xrobots.co.uk/community

② XROBOTS

Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues – broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it.

XRobots is the community around my content where you can get in touch, share tips and advice, and more build FAQs, schematics and designs are also available.

③ MUSIC AND SFX

The majority of the music and SFX used in my videos is from Epidemic Sound http://share.epidemicsound.com/xrobots

admin / September 28, 2018

Iron Man Power Suit #26 | Thigh Strapping Complete



This is the final part of my Iron Man thigh strapping system. Next time I will suit up with the completed parts.

The biggest challenge making your own Iron Man power suit – that you can actually wear! – is how much detail. Every expects it to look accurate in terms of colour and shaping, and if you’re going to get inside it latches, strapping and so on is a must but… what else? Do you motorise the faceplate? How much lighting and depth do you give the unibeam? What kind of flexibility and motion do the knees, knuckles and neck need? Well, hopefully you’ll agree I went all out on this Iron Man build. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

① GENIUS

No MacArthur grant yet. But while I’m still waiting by the phone for that call, maybe you might patronise me with your Patreon-age. Or, if you’re all out of digital cash just comment on one of my hilarious Instagram pics, pop me a Tweet or generally yell in my direction.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xrobots
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xrobotsuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xrobots.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrobotsuk

Huge thanks to my patrons, without whom my standard of living would drastically decline. Like, inside out Farm Foods bag decline. Plus a very special shoutout to Aleph Objects, Inc who keep me in LulzBot 3D printers and support me via Patreon. https://www.lulzbot.com/

Why not join my community, who are mostly made up of actual geniuses. There’s a Facebook group and everything: https://www.facebook.com/pg/xrobots.c…

② XROBOTS

Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues – broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it.

XRobots is the community around my content where you can get in touch, share tips and advice, and more build FAQs, schematics and designs are also available.

③ MUSIC AND SFX

The majority of the music and SFX used in my videos is from Epidemic Sound http://share.epidemicsound.com/xrobots

admin / September 28, 2018

Iron Man Power Suit #24 | Armour Thighs pt 2 | James Bruton



This is the second video about fiberglassing my Iron Man Armour Thighs, for my life sized suit.

The biggest challenge making your own Iron Man power suit – that you can actually wear! – is how much detail. Every expects it to look accurate in terms of colour and shaping, and if you’re going to get inside it latches, strapping and so on is a must but… what else? Do you motorise the faceplate? How much lighting and depth do you give the unibeam? What kind of flexibility and motion do the knees, knuckles and neck need? Well, hopefully you’ll agree I went all out on this Iron Man build. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

① GENIUS

No MacArthur grant yet. But while I’m still waiting by the phone for that call, maybe you might patronise me with your Patreon-age. Or, if you’re all out of digital cash just comment on one of my hilarious Instagram pics, pop me a Tweet or generally yell in my direction.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xrobots
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xrobotsuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xrobots.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrobotsuk

Huge thanks to my patrons, without whom my standard of living would drastically decline. Like, inside out Farm Foods bag decline. Plus a very special shoutout to Aleph Objects, Inc who keep me in LulzBot 3D printers and support me via Patreon. https://www.lulzbot.com/

Why not join my community, who are mostly made up of actual geniuses. There’s a Facebook group and everything: https://www.facebook.com/pg/xrobots.c…

② XROBOTS

Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues – broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it.

XRobots is the community around my content where you can get in touch, share tips and advice, and more build FAQs, schematics and designs are also available.

③ MUSIC AND SFX

The majority of the music and SFX used in my videos is from Epidemic Sound http://share.epidemicsound.com/xrobots

admin / September 28, 2018

Iron Man Power Suit #29 | Hand Armour | James Bruton



This is the second part of making my Iron Man hand Armour.

The biggest challenge making your own Iron Man power suit – that you can actually wear! – is how much detail. Every expects it to look accurate in terms of colour and shaping, and if you’re going to get inside it latches, strapping and so on is a must but… what else? Do you motorise the faceplate? How much lighting and depth do you give the unibeam? What kind of flexibility and motion do the knees, knuckles and neck need? Well, hopefully you’ll agree I went all out on this Iron Man build. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

① GENIUS

No MacArthur grant yet. But while I’m still waiting by the phone for that call, maybe you might patronise me with your Patreon-age. Or, if you’re all out of digital cash just comment on one of my hilarious Instagram pics, pop me a Tweet or generally yell in my direction.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xrobots
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xrobotsuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xrobots.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrobotsuk

Huge thanks to my patrons, without whom my standard of living would drastically decline. Like, inside out Farm Foods bag decline. Plus a very special shoutout to Aleph Objects, Inc who keep me in LulzBot 3D printers and support me via Patreon. https://www.lulzbot.com/

Why not join my community, who are mostly made up of actual geniuses. There’s a Facebook group and everything: https://www.facebook.com/pg/xrobots.c…

② XROBOTS

Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues – broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it.

XRobots is the community around my content where you can get in touch, share tips and advice, and more build FAQs, schematics and designs are also available.

③ MUSIC AND SFX

The majority of the music and SFX used in my videos is from Epidemic Sound http://share.epidemicsound.com/xrobots