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    Suit Electronics?

    I laugh about the concept of "realism" in this, as do we not remember that this is a fictional armor, designed for fictional people, in a fictional future account of human history? If this armor is so high tech on the outside, why not on the inside too? Lets look at some of the "Future Warrior"...
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    Suit Electronics?

    I part time design and interface flight simulators (hard cockpits) so switches and such is certainly my forte. Wearable embedded electronics solutions are new, and something I would like to learn so that is why I am undertaking this project. And if I end up with a few extra to pay for my...
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    Suit Electronics?

    Basically it is, though I am planning on incorporating something like the ROM FX into the system, as well as the microphone/speaker pickups for your local area.
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    Suit Electronics?

    Well, you know on US protective masks (ie gas masks) we have a flexible rubber tube that comes out right next to your mouth - usually it bends to the side of your mouth and you just grab it with your mouth and suck when you want water - you certainly can't take your gas mask off to take a drink...
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    Suit Electronics?

    I'm just adding up component costs...this is gonna be a bit pricey when all said and done.
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    Shaving Incidents

    On the electric shaver - dont dent the mesh - my face looked like a cat took a liking to my face afterwards.
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    Suit Electronics?

    Actually that is the plan...or some other rediculosly easy method. My biggest problem is that everybodies helmet is different and I have no helmet to prototype into. Heres what I have designed so far... Features: Lights - Tactical Lights (4x) - Navigation Lights (2x) Fans (2x) Audio System...
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    Suit Electronics?

    How many people wear a layer over their neck to hide it? How many would object to running some cabling underneath that to hide it?
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    Cqb And Mk Vi Chest/back Combined?

    Gah...Lucky. I was living at an IP station in Ahdamiya District (East Baghdad, just over grizzley's bridge....(Did they ever repair that bridge? It got blowed up nicely one day.)
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    Cqb And Mk Vi Chest/back Combined?

    We would go on joint dismounted patrols with the IPs. Talk about FUBAR a couple times. Vastly prefer dismounted work vs mounted though! Where you at? (If you prefer taking it to PMs, we can do that.)
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    Cqb And Mk Vi Chest/back Combined?

    All my ammo stayed on a vest that I threw over my IBA...but I was a SAW gunner/M2 Gunner. (SAW dismounted, M2 while mounted.) - Overvest got dropped whenever I was in the turret (ie slick IBA)
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    Cqb And Mk Vi Chest/back Combined?

    Ahhh, yes. However: real world: Stomach sucks for ammo - gets in the way when you try to go prone. Lower back sucks even worse, cause you can't reach your armor when you find yourself with little more than a wide telephone pole for cover.
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    Suit Electronics?

    Well, I'd like to do two primary systems, one helmet, one primary suit system. One thing I have experience with is good tactical lights that I use freqently at work. Primarily for tactical situations you want two powers for your lights: 1) "Navigation" - This is dim but just bright enough to...
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    Suit Electronics?

    Would a few IR lights be appreciated by anyone? Visible to night vision goggles, video cameras, etc, but not to the naked eye? Its the same as a IR beacon, which is what we use downrange to make sure that that truck your about to blow up isn't a US HMMWV full of good guys...
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    Suit Electronics?

    Suit/Helmet electronic systems. What would you like to see as what sort of systems? What features, what requirements? I'm interested in developing some electronics solutions, as I see it doesn't appear to be a niche that has been filled in my observations. Please don't be unrealistic like...
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