Here is a project I have been trying to finish for over a year and finally took time this week to complete it!
Here’s a video of me developing the final model and assembling it if you’re interested!
For Halloween this year I am going as Tony Stark (from Iron Man 2). I designed the chest arc reactor screenshots from the movie and 3D printed the parts in Carbon Fiber PLA to make it lighter. To attach the part to the shirt I used two parts and some simple 5/8″ screws.
The model can be built WITHOUT any supports. If you do make one please share with us! I know there are plenty of novel ways that this can be made better or tailored for a specific use and would love to see what you do with it.
I used el-wire I purchased from Amazon (here is an affiliate link to what I used https://amzn.to/2NCxtiX I’ll get a small fee if you choose to purchase) and used a low-temp hot glue gun to bond it to the surface. To make the screws sit flat on the side facing my chest, I used a chamfer deburring tool.
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