Mech/Exoskeleton Build (Full-Size )

GMer56

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Finally got around to getting footage from my phone:


After some fiddling after the con I connected an H-bridge driver to my raspberry pi so head rotation can be automatic or just controlled by other means like a joystick.

Been talking with a friend who is into the online development/marketing stuff (successful enough to telecommute/freelance) and got a few ideas how to take this further.
 

GMer56

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Rebuilding the base so it fits in my van is a great opportunity for a build series, footage for which I shot today and will be up next week (20 separate video files :oops: ).

PVC madness:

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Easy to lift, breaks down flat, quite durable with the cross braces installed. Just gotta apply the PVC cement and I can see what happens when I throw it up into the air :lol:
 
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GMer56

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Just a quick update: thrift store had a sale on battery backups with LCD displays.

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Also head now turns with joystick control. (Cannibalized an old RC car remote) Working on getting things off the breadboard to more rugged mounts with proper sockets n stuff. Probably like the head LEDs all connect via 4-pin molex
Figure I'll attach the monitor to the bottom of the neck and the whole head/monitor unit is installed just before... test drives? Cockpit time? Hmmm...
 
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GMer56

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Another quick update: spending time with car diagnosis/repair (possibly bad alternator but cleaning battery wires first) and working on editing/recording a sort of build series for youtube.
A local from the con contacted me and interested in building a foe for MARDUK. Exchanged some info and will be comparing designs n stuff.
 

GMer56

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Rebuilding alternator: had worn out brushes so ordered new ones in the form of a voltage regulator-very difficult to extract just brushes so I'm just getting a new regulator.

While I'm waiting for them to arrive mecha time:

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PVC glued the hip bits together and reinforcing with crossbars.

A bit more reinforcing then to install the leg pylons and the snowblower mounts
 

GMer56

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More mech work. The cup didn't want to separate from the old frame so I took a chainsaw to it. Felt like an en episode of red green.

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So after a few more crossbars the hip armor is attached. Someone is excited.


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And here it is next to the old one.

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GMer56

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Loaded up the torso bit:

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I painted the wood red because its the first good paint I could find in the garage stash. Technically I guess it sets it apart and shows imperfections well.

Can climb up and in (added a few sneaky footholds) but I'd rather have a few more cross braces: entire thing twists.

Stands 111" tall at the shoulder, 128" theoretically at the top of the head so 10' 8". The rebuild made it taller lol
 

GMer56

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That's amazing work you have so far. I been interested in exoskeletons/mechs for a while and follow up on the news. The chest area kinda reminds me of a Warhammer from Battletech.
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Ok Battletech doesn't own everything mech related :D

I actually was inspired by madox 00, without its boobly bits. Working on some how-to-ish vids so stay tuned.

In the meantime added some more bracing. Now only really wobbles cuz the wheels aren't properly chucked.

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