Have you ever gotten the overwhelming urge to build a freaky robot suit to scare your loved ones but just didn't know how? Friends, your troubles are over! We have a great tutorial here to create your very own robot suit to terrorize the neighborhood. We're always looking for cool new projects. If you have an idea of your own, send us your videos!
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1. Football Toy Chest.
(I saw this at Urban Ore and thought "THAT is my robot torso!" but you could also use a painted cardboard box.)
2. A medium sized trash can.
(For the head. It could be any shape. I chose this one because to fit well with the football.)
3. Two old camera flashes.
(For eyes. Another lucky find, two matching flashes with blue swing up lenses.)
4. Heater vent cover.
(That little piece of metal that is screwed to your wall where air comes out. For a mouth.)
5. Two old Sega Genesis controllers.
(Ears of course.)
6. Big lamp shade.
(We painted this and it became our robo-midsection.)
7. A big sheet of cardboard.
(For the legs. We found this plastic cardboard stuff that was really tough, but regular cardboard would work too.)
8. Dryer vent hose.
(The only thing we didn't buy second hand. Go to any hardware store and buy this classic solution for robot arms.)
9. Plastic scale.
(Hard to describe, just this weird plastic piece with a pointed top that I thought would make cool claws...and it did!)
10. Old "Go-bots" brand 110 camera.
(A lot of you probably never heard of 110 cameras or the Go-bots, but rest assured the robot NEEDED this item.)
11. Old video controller.
(The thing that sits on the robots chest..you'll see.)
12. Spray paint.
(I used silver and gold.)
Step 1: The Top Half
Step 2: Top Half (Step 2)
Step 3: Control Panel
Step 4: Paint Job
Step 5: Accessories
Step 6: The Lower Half
Step 7: Pinchers
You now have all the key components to a vintage style robot. Mine was pretty uncomfortable to wear. So make sure and buy whoever you get to be inside it a soda...a cold one.