Make Aluminum Foil Armor





Introduction: Make Aluminum Foil Armor

OK it has alot more uses than its name, like scales, plates, and as I said ARMOR. NOTE: This instructable will have alot of updates so check back every little while.

Step 1: Material List

Things you will need to make your "foil thing":

1. Foil (of course)
2. Shoe and foot
3.Rubber mallet (better alternative to a shoe)
4.Hand with good grip
5.Super strong assistant(preferably a monkey) Hey! where'd he go!!

Step 2: Getting It Ready

First you need to crumple the aluminum into a compressed little ball. Notice how small I made a foot of foil into, about an inch and a half ball!

Step 3: Compression

In this part you compress the foil ball. A good method is putting the ball on a flat surface(tile or cement preferably) and slamming your foot on it really hard(but you need the shoe on). The better way after you squish it is to take the mallet and hitting it. My ball after it was squished by my shoe I used the mallet and it went from half an inch to 3 millimeters. This was not listed but you can use a vice too.

Step 4: Product

You can use this for armor and things like that. It really lessened a knuckle punches hit. I'm working on a vacuum former to make shells to go around the plates. I'm going to attempt to make paint ball armor out of it after a few tests. The rest is still to be updated, check back soon.......



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How about you just strap a pillow to yourself and jump of the empire state building

how much does each piece weigh? (presumably that would be the practical use of it over steel!)

cool idea for paintball armour too :) I admit I was originally thinking "what's aluminium armour going to stop?" but it's sure stop paintballs (or BB's for that matter... although they might embed)

my only criticism of your instructable is that a couple of the pictures could do with you using a flash (or take it outside during daylight)

oh yeah, and it's "Aluminium" not aluminum! silly americans! ;-)

before people jump on that, I know both spellings are considered appropriate, just nobody else in the world (especially not the scientific world) uses it.

hey polocks spell bad to!

hehe "polocks spell bad" The statement is proof in itself. lol Mr Smith is right, even though aluminium was the original term for it. Lazy American slange hits the books and becomes official. We're good at that kind of stuff. lol

hay, me is smart, two!

(those mistakes, including homophones, are intentional)

The name was coined in 1808 as "Alumium" by English chemist Sir Humphry Davey. He later amended it to "Aluminum", which is how the Americans say it.

In 1812, British editors further amended it to "Aluminium", and it remains the version the British use.

Thus, nobody uses the original word, but Americans use an older version than the English.

"Aluminium, for so we shall take the liberty of writing the word, in preference to aluminum, which has a less classical sound. ["Quarterly Review," 1812]"

Silly Brits, always gotta sound snooty even when a Brit coins a term.

In the UK and other countries using British spelling, only aluminium is used. In the United States, the spelling aluminium is largely unknown, and the spelling aluminum predominates.[12][13] The Canadian Oxford Dictionary prefers aluminum, whereas the Australian Macquarie Dictionary prefers aluminium. The spelling in virtually all other languages is analogous to the -ium ending. -Wikipedia Another cool thing would be to cast aluminum plate armor for paintball/airsoft...hmmm, I need to fire up my foundry!

its the english language that is messed up also, yea do the foundry. i did it, its a lot of fun, but it takes lots of time and some money

Oh, and you're not speaking English now? What language is "also"? or "fun"? lol