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With this tutorial (my first) you can build a robot out of Bionicle pieces with controllable arm movements.
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Step 1: Put on the arms

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Attach the upper arm pieces to the torso as shown. Then, put gray connectors (picture 3) into the middle hole in each arm.

Step 2: Begin building the mechanism

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Put the knobs and rods in the back of the torso. Next, attach the black connector pieces.

Step 3: FInish the arm mechanism

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Finally, add the double gear-shaped stick, and connect it to both the arm and the black piece.

Step 4: Add finishing touches

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You can now add things such as a head, forearms, etc. to make it more human-looking. Also, you can add gears in specific positions to make them move when you move the arms: a very mechanical-looking touch that also assists movement if done properly.
GTRPLR19955 years ago
cool. Now just put some legs on and a mask and you have a basic moc.
Skinr (author)  GTRPLR19955 years ago
I actually rigged the legs once to make them controllable along with the head. Had a lot of ugly rods sticking out of the back, though...
Hey, all it is is a prototype.