Sunday, February 11, 2018

Torso Armor

Just whipped up a quick & easy design for the chest piece.

Forseeable challenges would be riveting along the curve (requiring multiple small brackets/tabs) and mounting the head so the chestpiece can swing up.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Bunjee Ankles

Can't find a compression spring that fits the bike suspension pistons and has the weight rating I need. So I decided to mod it into an expansion/compression stabilizing system. AKA many bungee cords.

I can balance on one foot now rather easily. No proof though: temp dropped and I don't wanna go out in my cold garage. Bad enough I gotta wrestle with my snowblower to keep it from shaking apart :D

Also whipped up a quick covering. Tempted to add in a few more curves now I'm getting the hang of freeforming stuff.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Arm Range Test

Weather warmed up enough so I could flail about with my giant robot arms.  Nifty.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Pilot suit & Greebles

Worked on the pilot suit a bit. No digital templates, just winged it.  Foam matting is surprisingly good at absorbing an impact.  At least when I was punching myself anyway.

Sketched out a template:

Checking out the orientation of the moobs

Houston, we have moobs!

What to do about the back?

This I guess:

Front is looking nifty too:

Probably gonna make a small vid next weekend wearing the Arm module and the pilot suit.

Added some greebles to the back armor:

Monday, January 15, 2018

Back Design

Sub-Zero temps means my garage isn't much warmer so I've moved some of my operations indoors. Designed some back armor type stuff:

And built it. 18" ruler for scale.

Quick render of how it will look with the arms.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Initial Bowden System testing

Finally got around to trying the arms.  Unfortunately I almost knock out a light!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Second Arm

Finally got around to the second arm, and some control rod additions. Expect a video within the week!