As part of the design team at littleBits, we worked to create this kit in collaboration with the Marvel Avengers licensing team.
I was heavily involved in the early brainstorming process and built several rounds of prototypes of the wearable gauntlet chassis, LED matrix module, and Iron Man arm stand.
The LED Matrix module can be programmed to display images and animations using an array of LEDs. The housing was designed to be easily assembled via sonic welding with a very low risk of improper assembly. The layers are designed to effectively pipe the LEDs to the viewing surface, diffuse hotspots, and mask the light out from areas we didn't want to it to show through.
Part design, prototyping, CAD, DFM, design for assembly
Early prototype of LED matrix module to test light diffusion through various materials (left), and exploded view (right)
Display stand for LED Matrix module included as part of the kit
CAD modeling process in SolidWorks
Early prototypes of the wearable arm gauntlet chassis that littleBits modules are mounted to
Design team working on prototypes to test with upcoming playtest group