A recent Clemson engineering major has gone viral online for her homemade Iron Man battle suits. Emily Yarid has more than 2 million followers on TikTok and close to 150k followers on Instagram for her homemade Marvel creations; her most popular video consisting of the construction of a custom 3D-printed blue suit has collected more than 60 million views on TikTok alone. “
It’s blown me away with how overwhelmingly supportive [everyone] has been,” Yarid said. “Because obviously for things like that I’m like ‘ugh what if people don’t like’ it but they just absolutely blew me away with the support.”
Yarid first began creating Iron Man Suits after watching Marvel’s Avengers when she was 14 after being struck by a desire to replicate the battle armor in real life. Her first suit was made entirely out of foam and super glue. She has since advanced to 3D printing and adding other electronic features to her suits, such as a working motorized LED faceplate, motorized jet-pack resembling the real thing, LED hand cannons and other aspects that make her suits as close as possible to the real thing. Her second suit is based on Iron Man’s traditional […]
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