Tuesday, May 29, 2012

glove phone - inspired by The Avengers

Skip the intro and accept the fact - we all watch this movie, the Avengers.


The best part about a group of superheroes - at least  one that suit your taste. Who is yours? Mine is Captain America. Well, Thor too. Sometime, Hulk too.

If you compare back the old school The Avengers, Iron man is the ugliest 'tin' man in this group of heroes and less attractive compare the rest. Even in video game, normally I'll skip the 'tin' man.

Fast forward to year 2012, Iron man now is the most 'technology' driven, equipped with latest gadgets on his body and a talking system that far more better than SIRI. Not to forget his cool rides as well. So wish that I'm Tony Stark; "Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist."

Not just me, I guess. Bryan Cera is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he’s studying for an MFA in Art and Technology. he’s created this very “Iron Man” type gloves known as the ‘Glove One’ concept – that even incorporate a working phone!

How he do it? thanks to Objet Connex multi-material 3D printing system.


Using CAD software, I designed components around that circuit. Aside from the used phone’s electronics, 12 smt switches, and few micro bolts and nuts, everything was designed by me and then fabricated via 3D printing, laser cutting, or CNC milling. I outsourced the 3D printing to Ponoko, a 3D printing service, who printed the components on an Objet Connex.”, Bryan said.

A very impressive innovation. Bravo! wish you all the best to Hollywood. (maybe catch you in The Avengers 2?)

More detail about the Iron Man style phone, feel free to click below link to find out more.

OBJET BLOG - Iron Man Style phone glove

PONOKO BLOG (more detail) - Glove mobile phone

Guys, time to think what else we can design with the best CAD, SolidWorks and Objet machine.

Night guys~

p/s: btw, anyone can tell me why The Hulk can be transform as he wish? So confusing.