Iron man- is he possible?

Hi. I was watching the iron man movie recently when I wondered if it really was possible to construct a suit of Armour like that. All technology behind the Armour welcome to be discussed. Any attempts made to make any of the technology would be nice to know about. thank you

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Heavenzdark5 years ago
You do not need goggles, What you need is alot of money. Look up Corning: a day made of glass. Extremely expensive but will provide Thermal, Be able to Identify and lock targets (allready used in the military) and everything you will need to see out of. But in order to see whats in front of you, you are going to need 1-3 camaras to capture live footage around you. like this. this is the left side of your cam^ This is the Helmet O The Cam would be mounted and protected on the Left side of your Helmet.(by the way I'm just explaining where I would mount them where i think I would need visual contact. so all together <>^O^<> (The <> are the shoulders) I would want the mini cams to be as close to my ears as possible because for 1, They will act as my eyes, and for 2, Cams give out audeo as well. Both things you would need for the corning glass in front of your eyes (Cams and glass protected ofcourse incase you take a punch in The head lol) Now another thing brought to my attention is With the corning glass so small for your eyes, it would be like a extremely mini flat screen t.v lol Located all over the center part of corning glass is everything you need to program etc .... YOU would need a freaking microscope, alot of time, and a mini pin pointer to program it the way you want. The way it talks to you, what you want to see etc.. A microscope now??? come on! 2nd idea. The actual size they sell corning glass in, worked on to meet your needs, then downloaded into a miniture size of corning glass fit your Your eyes. Now do you see why i said you need a butt load of money? Tony starks is a genius and has a butt load of money lol which is why he is able to do what they portray him to do =D I may not be a genius but I love Technology ^^ I allready know how to put l.e.d lights inside a suit of armor i made :) Took a base ball bat to it and didnt brake :) thank god for bondo and fiberglass and padding ;P The suits i make though got nothing on what i want to do though. But as i said. You want the good stuff you are going to need to make friends with bill gates XD
ghostrider28 years ago
another thing im working on is the hud system, trying to make it work with a pair of those computer screen goggles, with a built in camera to make normal vision possible through the goggles as well as enhanced vision(zoom), as well as integrating laptop hardware into the system to make it work using speech recognition.  its just a concept, but i have worked out the details in my mind.  the idea is sound, i just need to incorporate it.
easy ghost rider, id love to converse on the topic of your HUD system, im currently working on my own design which also utilises augmented reality and object recognition to aid in high speed manouvers, i could give you a hand with the speach recognition, could just butcher the code from the android assistant on the android market. hope to hear from you soon.
the iron man suit is cirtainly possible but with current tech you would only be able to achieve a tier 10 grade armor because of the limits or the power source, the iron man suit in the first film is a tier 11 device because of the arc reactor, without it you can only hope to reach teir 10 but in the day and age such power is not needed, the only problem i have encountered is with the flight system but using agas turbine design i have developed, a variation of an afterburning thruster, you could acchieve flight but not mach speeds. if anyone out there would like to join me in developeing these devices please contact me at

just a note, the solar capture idea is a great one and would be a massive enhancement to the powering of such devices, a warrior of light kinda thing, i also have a feeling that radient energy capture would be ideal for such applications,

time to go big or go home.
ghostrider26 years ago
I believe it could technically be possible. the power source wouldnt exactly be like the one in the movie, but, for continuous use, would need solar powered battery cells located around the armor. from my research, I think the repulsors may really be ion propulsion engines, which are currently being developed for long distance space travel. the mechanical systems would likely be hydraulic, judging from the occasional leak of fluid you see in the movie during combat. in short, with enough time, yes.
thejackpot7 years ago
the iron man suit could be made if you can get the arc reactor it would just be a matter for the rest of the suit to be made you could use nuclear jets to power and titanium carbon carbon (look it up its real) instead of the gold titanium alloy
billo1048 years ago
ever heard of the XOS exoskeleton?
it looks like he's using high powered pneumatic actuators for the joints
Specially designed hydraulics, actually. I read the article.
no, what is it?
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