How to Make a Robot Suit

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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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Shopping List

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.)

ステップ 1: The Top Half

Because the football looks cooler upside down the first thing we did was cut a hole in the bottom of the football for our actors head and widen the hole at the top for their shoulders. Moving to the trash can, we cut holes for the eyes and mouth. Then we cut holes on either side of the football for our arm hose thingies.
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IamTheCreator
IamTheCreator は言っています: 2月 17, 2008. 10:52 AM
Lol that test film rocked!!!1!!!!one!!!six!!
Eye+Poker
Eye+Poker は言っています: 8月 7, 2007. 7:22 PM
I am A.W.E.S.O.M.O.
francoisp
francoisp は言っています: 7月 8, 2007. 5:26 PM
How are you supposed to see when your wearing this ? The grill doesn't seem to provide a lot of space to see, or does it ?
CameronSS
CameronSS は言っています: 7月 7, 2007. 12:09 AM
Your dad reminds me of my dad...builds stuff, wears glasses and a beard, and is somewhat bizarre.
LasVegas
LasVegas は言っています: 7月 5, 2007. 5:03 PM
I do appreciate your much improved Instructables. You're taking the time to show the step by step rather than relying on the video to tell the whole story. Good job!
crapflinger
crapflinger は言っています: 7月 5, 2007. 3:32 PM
it would be nice to actually have a finished picture of the thing on someone (i know you've got the video...but some folk still like still pictures)

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