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.