Back after a break.

Scraps to Superhero returns after a break.

YT video here.

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No progress on Scraps to superhero

So I’ve not made any progress on SITU or the suit this week due to lack of focus, distraction, and the like.  This is something that kinda permeates my life as a whole, and is something I’m working on.  I’ll be working on a roadplan for this project and I’ll let you all know how it goes in the future.

 

Hopefully this is a stumbling block and a learning experience, and the future holds plenty of progress.

 

There is a video re-iterating this, available here.

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Hurdles Hit in Scraps to Superhero

This week, I’ve hit hurdles in making SITU, and thought about the suit.

Video watchable here.

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SITU gets more complex

SITU has become more complex this week.

VIdeo here.

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SITU extended and the suit denied.

SITU has been extended slightly, and the suit….not so much…

This is the written companion to this video.

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Stuff’s happening! [S2S]

This week has been concerned with brainstorming functionality for both the suit and SITU.

The video for this is here.

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Feeling weird.

So last night I made the first video for the Expedition Fiction YouTube channel, and I monetised the channel and website with the adsense account I’m using for this website and Youtube channel.  Afterwards, I felt weird, and I don’t know why.

I’m wanting to make both websites and Youtube channels successful, and earn some money from them, so I’m taking them both more seriously now.  But this feeling, which started last night and has managed to persist til now, I don’t know how to explain it.  I don’t know what it means, and it’s kinda confusing me.

Something did confuse me though. After associating my adsense account with the Expedition Fiction channel, the option for overlay ads, and the display ads announcement, on both channels disappeared.   Turns out, my ad-blocker actually hides those items now.  So yeah, that was a weird problem.

But yeah, weird.

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Stumbled start.

Welcome to the first proper post for Scraps to Superhero.

Unfortunately, it’s been a bit of a stalled start.

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Start of “Scraps to Superhero.”

Hey everyone.  This is just me, getting started with my new series called “Scraps to Superhero.”  I’m going to be trying to make my own versions of Tony Star’ks JARVIS and iron Man armour.  I know this sounds crazy but I figure that, while this may be a massive success or equally bad failure, I’ll get a hell of a story out of it either way.

I’ll also be keeping track of this over on the Youtube channel, the start of the playlist being here.

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Iron Inspiration

Like a lot of people, after watching the Iron Man films, I wanted my own Iron Man armour and my own Jarvis.

The suit

While I, to a degree, managed the former by helping test the Mark 42 armour:
Sweet threads, thanks Tony!

That was part of the marketing for Iron Man 3. People could help Stark Industries test the mark 42 armour. The armour didn’t physically exist, as the whole test was done through something similar to the Kinect (I’m not sure how, as the whole set up was pretty fancy and sleek). I also posted that picture to the unforums on my Agent Verne account.

But to make an actual suit? That would really depend on what the final goal would be, the amount of money you could throw at the project and the like. A full on repulsor beam slinging, 3D HUD showing thing like in the movies? Not really doable with todays technology. You could definitely do an extremely scaled down version. All you’d ultimately need is time and money. I have put some thought into it, but not much. Still, may end up playing with the idea later.

Jarvis

Jarvis, on the other hand, is a touch more complicated. While I have seen Youtube channels such as Jarvis UK and Indy Jarvis do their work, Jarvs UK focusing on the strictly desktop/homebased side of things and Indy Jarvis doing that plus car-based Jarvises.

Getting into making my own Jarvis is something I’ve wanted to do, but I have no idea where I’d start from. The whole project seems overwhelmingly massive. I know that breaking it down into smaller steps would be the goal, make it easier to do, but while adding small things to it would be easy(ish), such as basic timekeeping and a Twitter interface, beyond that it seems so hard. I may be overthinking it, I don’t know.

What do you think? Should I start making stuff? Any suggestions as to where to start? Let me know in the comments below!

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