nice tattoo, and a awesome suit so far
Phone holder! AMAZINGAnother update, have had some time to tinker in the workshop.
I managed to get my phone holding case printed and assembled, after some problem solving with hot glue and a dremel tool, I was able to get this to work. Luckily I also found some nuts and screws that I kept after taking apart an old computer case(Like I had these screws in a tool box since 2010 or something, ironic considering the anniversary of Reach and what my build is) and they just happen to fit the nuts I had. They also allowed me to drill holes that would hold them tight, so now I can remove the phone holder from the arm piece whenever I need to, no permanent gluing on this one.
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I have a few screencaps of the design I was working on in my first two posts, but this gives a much better view at how it looks on my arm and the simple pieces that make it work.
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And of course, just to prove that it holds my phone adequately, a selfie. The top part of the camera kinda blurs, but that's fine I dont intend on taking a bunch of selfies with my phone while it is in this holder.(or maybe I should...)
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Hey man what type of padding did you use for your leg armor? I am looking to to pad the inside of my armor build to help center the armor and keep it from falling down.
Thanks for the help brother! I was thinking about padding the inside with 2mm Eva foam, but may go a different route now.View attachment 299250
The top part of my calf/shin armor is glued together along with the knee pad to a knee sleeve, bought mine here*, I also bought some elbow sleeves from the same company that I glued to my bicep armor.
The foam I used is literally just packing foam that came with my 3D printer, there is a ton of it and I have been slowly cutting away at it for all the armor parts I have made so far. Attached I also have some photos of what it looks like inside my calf/shin armor to give you an idea of what I am doing. It's pretty straightforward, cut a piece and hot glue it where you think it's needed. The issue becomes that hot glue is the ideal temperature for bonding to PLA plastic without melting the plastic, but the foam I am using can melt away if applied too quickly to freshly squeezed hot glue(New Freshly Squeezed Hot Glue, from Florida Natural). So just take your time applying hot glue.
Another option would be checking out your local Michael's or Joann's Fabric retailer, Joann's always has a heavy stock of foam pads in different sizes that are primarily used for clothing and furniture, those foams will likely have a big more "give" and softness compared to the packing foam I am using.
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Cheers, good luck with the build.Thanks for the help brother! I was thinking about padding the inside with 2mm Eva foam, but may go a different route now.