Mech/Exoskeleton Build (Full-Size )

GMer56

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So I am the be the queue entertainment.

Meanwhile started modeling the low-poly cardboard base:
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Planning to skin it with either cloth or plastic/paper bags. Too bad most of the plastic went out with the garbage last week :/ Might have to purchase some plastic rolls from home depot/aubuchons. And some paint...
 

GMer56

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Did a bit of work today securing the leg armor to the subframe, plan on shooting footage tomorrow with the arms and legs together.

In the meantime I did some tests for motorising the ol' MARDUK (Perhaps A Phase II MARDUK?)

 

GMer56

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Elbows were frozen, spent most of the afternoon freeing them and lubing the cables. I think I'm gonna store those bits under cover from now on. Garage or Van? Tough choice.

Build the hop half of phase ii Marduk hips.

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Also made a handy infographic about IRL Mecha. Phase II MARDUK is a Centaur Class, while the USE Frame is a Musume class.

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GMer56

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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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GMer56

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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.
 

GMer56

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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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GMer56

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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.
 

GMer56

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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.
 

GMer56

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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.
 

GMer56

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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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