Ironman Helmet hinge with Video Demo

Mockle

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Attempting a Hinge system.. it will in the end be using a servo to open and close..
  • casting upper and lower arms
  • a base to attach to the helmet
  • 4 chicago screws
 
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PirateDude

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Re: Ironman Helmet hinge

When you perfect it. Will you being doing a run of it. I would so pay to have the tools/parts to have my helmet open & close electronically.
 

MightyJohn

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Attempting a Hinge system.. it will in the end be using a servo to open and close..
  • casting upper and lower arms
  • a base to attach to the helmet
  • 4 chicago screws
Looking good. A few things to think about when making the hinges:

1. The helmet is curved, so straight hinges might not work in all conditions.
2. All pivot points need to be parallel to each other (pain in the butt with curved helmet).
3. A double hinge is a good start, but won't give you full control of the faceplate position at all points of the open/close.
4. Positioning the second hinge so it doesn't show while open/close.

It took me almost 4 months for me to develop something I liked. I didn't get to devoted until the last few weeks. I had Autocad on my side and a little advice from a mechanical engineer. My hinge system has 4 binding posts aswell, but I also have the chin hinge, so that was an extra 3 binding posts. For the left and right side, A total of 14 binding posts and 6 hinge pieces all in the temple area.

Demo video:
YouTube - ‪Ironman Helmet Hinge demo‬‏
 
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Zabana

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[/LIST]Looking good. A few things to think about when making the hinges:

1. The helmet is curved, so straight hinges might not work in all conditions.
2. All pivot points need to be parallel to each other (pain in the butt with curved helmet).
3. A double hinge is a good start, but won't give you full control of the faceplate position at all points of the open/close.
4. Positioning the second hinge so it doesn't show while open/close.

It took me almost 4 months for me to develop something I liked. I didn't get to devoted until the last few weeks. I had Autocad on my side and a little advice from a mechanical engineer. My hinge system has 4 binding posts aswell, but I also have the chin hinge, so that was an extra 3 binding posts. For the left and right side, A total of 14 binding posts and 6 hinge pieces all in the temple area.

Demo video:
YouTube - ‪Ironman Helmet Hinge demo‬‏

I saw your video and it´s one of the better hinge system I saw!

Are you planing to release a few pics of the inside or the secret will go with you :p?

Again congrats!!!
 

Darkside

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looks really great.

and i hope you can tell us how you did it.

i tryed some stuff but never was really satisfied with it ( size wise or of the look)
 

Mockle

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Ok Ill let you know, thanks to all well we shall see lol....
 
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Mockle

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yes the curve problem agreed.. so I filled in some get smoothness will see..

will heat up end to beat the downward, bottom is 2 types of servos
I hope to have more by this weekend .. Ill keep you posted..only thing i using a 320 smooth cast shall see...

by adding a plate you can adjust to see did both side the same and hopr for the best..


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Darkside

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important is the way the servo need to move.

seams that the linear servo is not enough to do it
 

Zabana

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My experience said that the stronger the better, in my helmet I use two 10kg servos, 3kg torque one is in the limit.
 

Dericrw

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Definately paying attention to this thread! Nice to see someone show their method
 

Mockle

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My experience said that the stronger the better, in my helmet I use two 10kg servos, 3kg torque one is in the limit.

Yes Im looking at a 40kg servo theres no question that should do it..:)

important is the way the servo need to move.

seams that the linear servo is not enough to do it

Linear correct none I have seen I like but would be great if there was some..

Definately paying attention to this thread! Nice to see someone show their method

Thanks Ill do my best.. still waiting on some stuff..

so far so good

Looking at using a Attiny 13- 20MHz Microcontr​oller with a push button..:)
 

Zabana

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Yes Im looking at a 40kg servo theres no question that should do it..:)

mmmm... That´s the one I´ve using, I´m pretty sure with a system like yours will work too

HobbyKing Online R/C Hobby Store : HXT 10kg Servo (metal gear) 55g / 10kg / .16sec

Anyway you´ve got here two another choices, one is 33kg and the another is 19:

HobbyKing Online R/C Hobby Store : Turnigy S8166M Servo 154g / 33kg / .21sec

HobbyKing Online R/C Hobby Store : VS-11 Vigor Extra Large Servo .19sec / 19kg / 103g

Hope it helps ;)
 

Mockle

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Re: Ironman Helmet hinge

VIDEO: hinge

So did a quick video.. needs some tuning here and there and go from there. I for one dont mind seeing the hinges they will be black.

Like I was always told, In the Movie it was all Digital there was no hinges...

And Im waiting on parts still................ to be continued:)


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