Team looks to build real Iron Man suit using crowdsourcing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6THrxSjNH2A&feature=player_embedded

Iron Man Factory has created an incredibly realistic looking Iron Man Mark III suit for super fans out there and hopes to secure crowdfunding to make even more of them.

Their first suit is featured in the video above was made using a 3D printer. The body is made of carbon fiber, it has metallic joints, as well as AAA battery run LEDs. Also, like the Iron Man suit in the movies, the faceplate slides up by using a sensor on the side of the helmet.

TechCrunch reported that the size of this team ranges from 30-40 people, their factory is in Shenzen, which is a major city in Southern China, and like many crowd funded projects there are different tiers. You can pledge $1,999 USD for a full suit, $1,299 for a 3D printed helmet, or pledge a whopping $35,000 for a fully armored and 3D printed version of the suit that will only take 3 months to get to you.

There has been no word yet from Marvel on any possible copyright infringement, but one thing is for certain, and that’s that Comic Con is going to get even more interesting.

[via The Verge, TechCrunch]

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