From May 2010 to March 2011, I spent virtually every spare moment designing and building the worlds first Iron Man Mark V Briefcase suit of armour.
Unique in it's ability to transform from a (slightly large) briefcase into the fully detailed and fully functional suit of armour, this endeavor was inspired by the suit seen in Iron Man 2.
The Discovery Channel's Daily Planet featured me on their show on April 7th, 2011, I made the front page of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record on April 6th, 2011, and I won "Best in Show" with the debut of this costume at ComicCon 2011 in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday, March 18th, 2011.
For photos and details about the construction process, visit my profile a
or watch my 4-part video series documenting the "Making Of", starting here:
A sincere thanks to:
Marilyn and Mike Wallbank
Jason and Josh Brooks
Dave and Wendy Wallbank
Mathew Allan (Biggest Fan)
Doug Crawford and Queensmount S.P.S.
Stephen Jones and Auto Home Paints
David Hare, Brian Cox and Lakehead University
Ryan Meinerding (Concept Artwork)
Arduino and Arduino Forum
Brett Hagman (Multi-tone library source code)
Goof Off 2 (for making an incredible product that saved this project from disaster)
Marit Mitchell and The Discovery Channel
And, thanks to everyone else for listening to me talk about this non-stop for those ten months.
(The music in this video is copyright of Ramin Djawadi.)