My Engineering group has been tasked with building the iron man suit for our final design project. I am building the arms and could not figure out how to create a housing case for the elbow pivot between the bicep and the forearm will not show. I’ve been looking at medical suits of armour for ideas. If someone could help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Have you thought about something in the lines of bellow tubes? Something like this.
This is my first thought on a flexible yet closed casing. Maybe you can try similar rubber like/elastic structures.
Just a question but if it were going to be a suit wouldn't the persons elbow be your hinge? And the suit would then have plates or pieces tiered or nested inside each other to allow for extension and contraction of the arm.
Like SolidTweaks had said above, but in this case the bellow would be the entire connection between upper arm and forearm.
Or are you looking to create an iron man replica? (non-suit version/model of iron man-ish)
Gotcha, I wasn't trying to be rude but it does come into play when deciding which mechanism to use. Best of luck!
Look forward to seeing the final design!
Yeah the goal is just to build a suit similar to an iron man suit. Obviously won’t be one that can be wearable but just one that looks similar and relatively realistic.
It is a pivoting hinge that could go on either side of the elbow for support.
This could help: