Mech/Exoskeleton Build (Full-Size )

Discussion in 'Non-Halo Costumes and Props' started by GMer56, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. GMer56

    GMer56 Well-Known Member

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    Hauled out the Ol Marduk torso, and after a bit of repair:

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    Buying lumber for it each paycheck (week) so when its finished maybe I use it as a showpiece for a million dollar gofundme for a giant robot lazer tag facility. Got a list of press institutions to send releases as well.

    And a fun picture of everybody:

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    Another update: working on the hip bits and seeing how the arms fit (probably build a second, more robust pair later).
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    Since my brother broke the tractor moving this is going to be interesting.

    Hafta go out this afternoon to talk with the Halloween people about how my mech (dressed in demon skin) will be used in their show. Will probably work on the wheely legs when I get back this afternoon or tomorrow.
     
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    Did a bit of work:
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    Processing footage for an update video...
     
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    Still processing update footage... in the meantime check out this motor test!
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    More work is done:

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    Hopefully tomorrow will be good weather to install the arms and give it a test run. VROOM VROOM!
     
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    Progress can be summed up in this handly little video: no time to take pictures as I went :(

     
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    Dude what if I dressed it like a Goblin?
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    In the meantime I'm working on a demon skin. Made some hands

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    Some teeth's

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    And some work on the head. Stopped on that horn cause I got hot glue on my hand and spend an hour with a cold pack on it

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    Finally managed to rustle up some build pictures for the wheeled platform (my phone is loathe for its pictures to leave)

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    Apparently a while ago a local politician came by with flyers and found the giant robot in the dooryard hilarious.
     
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    First time in a while I got a few days to myself, snowing today but should be better tomorrow. So in the meantime I got the optical system together

    Step 1:Raspberry Picam looking at my Gunpla
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    Step 2: Raspberry pi w/ picam & batterypack set up as a webcam server.
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    Step 3: Laptop connected to portable power supply (I need to get a new battery for it!)
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    Step 4: External Monitor (with Halo Yggdrasil Prototype HUD via "Rainmeter"!)
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    Turns out my monitor power cable was frayed, so it let out a large spark and a pop. Luckily everything survived and there wasn't a fire!

    Tomorrow (or maybe later today) I'll be faffing around with some new arms for the big bech.
     
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    Built some chunky arms.

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    Snowblower gave me a scare: had some freezing rain and some of it got up under the cover, freezing the engine. Had to remove it from the chassis and warm it by the furnace. After pulling the cord about 30x (flushing out the water vapor) it runs fine, but I'm now keeping it indoors!

    Hopefully I have an interview with the local news Wednesday, so I gotta clean up the place: computers, battery packs and other components all over my office D:
    Maybe install the chunky arms by then.
     
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    Well had my interview Wednesday, then things got a little festive:

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    Hopefully install the optical system onto the chunky arms so I can test it out. Maybe work on the head aiming mechanism too...
     
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    do you have a link to the interview?
     
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    Would be aired/uploaded today, but they wanna get some info from the makerspace that funded me so it'll be a week or so. Reporter is gonna text me with the airdate.
     
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    Wow. Overcast and 40 degrees. Its winter down here, yet it's still 85
     
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  17. Sean Anwalt

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    I hate you.

    GMer56, that's awesome, man. Can't wait to see the finished robot fight another finished robot.
     
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    That might be a while, but at least a newspaper wants an interview now, and I'll be submitting an application for an entrepreneur jumpstart program ($1000 and some book-learnin on business stuff).

    so some stuff was moved inside

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    and i got som3 more compicated rigging

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    To support the monitor mount!

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    Attached with magic and wishes!
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    A pilots view. Its a touchscreen!
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    Gotta figure out how to mount the batteries, laptop, and head hopefully before the newspaper interview.
     
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  19. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Awesome, good luck!
     
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    Aftet some pop rivets and swearing (I attached some parts wrong and had to improvise a quick fix) the head is finally metal. Rock on.

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    some tickly kneecaps

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    And of course a little homage to the commander in chief

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  21. Benton188

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    Just saw the tv interview you posted, and man is that awesome! I'm still totally down to fight you when my mech's fully up and running next year.
     
  22. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Fight
    Teehee
    Fight
    Teehee
    Tiddly diddly something chee!
     
  23. GMer56

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    Don't wanna get all political, but I couldn't resist a little fun:
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