Building a "Full Size" (8 foot) Mech

I've seen the Sagawa Electronics Suit and the one by Skeletronics and decided to start making my own on a relatively small budget: local Makerspace gave me $1000.
Build progress is here





Comments

  • Chris EllerbyChris Ellerby Los Angeles Admin
    Wow, this is a very impressive build!  Hope you can share more progress with us as you continue tackling this massive challenge!

    /Chris
  • So the entire thing is roughly together and on display at the local makerspace.

    I need to build a winch arm for the stasis dock and complete the armor so I can try it on.  Plus the compound lever for the shoulder mechanism is too weak to do much, so it needs to be totally rebuilt.
  • So... made some promo material:

  • edited October 2017
    Very nice work guys . More ... More
  • Lost my password for a while and couldn't figure out how to get back in XD

    A time lapse of the armor setup:


    Also took out the arm mechanism so I have a lighter (commercial?) armor variant that makes it easier for me to show off at conventions & stuff.


  • Kai RottmannKai Rottmann Oberhausen NRW Germany ✭✭✭
    Great mechanic!

    Really cool project. I like it *thumbup*

    Greets

    Kai
  • Faffing around with the arms...

  • Chris EllerbyChris Ellerby Los Angeles Admin
    Coming along nicely!

    /Chris
  • Some faffing around with some promo material- wonderful 80s cheese:


  • The first time suiting up...

  • Finished up some metal bits and brought it outside for a test run:


  • Well this was a test run:



    Soon I'll be testing how it handles with chest armor and thigh bits:
  • Kai RottmannKai Rottmann Oberhausen NRW Germany ✭✭✭
    Very cool  <3
  • Chris EllerbyChris Ellerby Los Angeles Admin
    Looking good!

    /Chris
  • So Judd McStudd (the mech) got himself into a bit of trouble...


  • edited September 30
    Gonna be dressing it up something like a Doom 2016 Baron of Hell for a local haloween thing (get some exposure!)



    So a cardboard base w/ paper bag skin & latex paint coloring.  Working on 3d model of the general base shape:
    (Base shape on the left, original game model on the right)


    Meanwhile getting a motorized (snow blower powered!) platform ready for a GoFundMe campaign:


  • Progress is progress, even if a little wobbly:


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