Introduction: K'NEX Robotic Suit Mark II

This is the second robotic suit, or kenexoskeleton that I have designed out of K'NEX. It is a completely revised version of my first suit, except for the helmet, and is stronger and more mobile. It took about a year to create and is composed of roughly 7,000 pieces.

See more pictures at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Nguyen-as-KNex-Robot/153178024715380


Step 1: Helmet

The helmet is the only piece I kept from my original suit. It also has eye flaps that can open and close.

Step 2: Torso


This piece was definitely the most challenging. It covers my whole torso, leaving only holes for the arms and head. However, it was still flexible enough that I could lean side to side and bend without limitations. It also opened along the center of the front so that I could easily step inside and put it on.

Step 3: Arms

The arms were the easiest part of the suit to create. I could fully bend my elbows, while the wrist was also able to rotate and bend. The fingers could move and grasp as well. The shoulders were also modified so that I was able to move my arms 360 degrees and even rotate them.

Step 4: Legs & Feet

The legs were improved so that I could walk normally, as well as run. I was able to bend my knee 90 degrees and also pivot on my ankle. Like the torso, my legs opened down the center and the foot folded out so that I could step in to wear it.

Step 5: Final Product

Once I had built all of the pieces, I attached them together and produced the result below. In order to hang it, I built a frame out of PVC pipes and used several elastic cords to suspend it from the shoulders. Putting it on was relatively easy, as I was able to open the torso and legs and just step inside.

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Knexosoldier (author)2016-11-04

plz make a mark lll and email plz

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Knexosoldier (author)2016-11-04

made somethingg simil

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The Knex Inventor (author)2016-08-08

This is amazing! I may have to build one for myself!

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rockzter928Gaming. (author)2016-05-06

It would hurt like a mother of you fell while wearing that.

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Shark god 999 (author)2016-04-30

I'm done with it

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ProtectTheAlphaWolf (author)2016-04-26

and you look a little like terminator the first

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ProtectTheAlphaWolf (author)2016-04-26

I've made some thing simular to this but not with as many pieces as this one and nowhere near as much detail as this one! you did a great job!

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Shark god 999 (author)2016-02-14

I'm almost done with the suit

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Oh my God. XD well done. I want to make it some day. I may not fit in it tho xD

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Shark god 999 (author)2016-03-04

I've finished it.

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knexsoldier (author)2016-01-09

the arm and torso were the most challenging

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knexsoldier (author)2016-01-09

hey I created my version based off your idea

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theoriginalrage (author)2015-12-30

I came here to look up info on how to mod my Keurig coffee maker and stumbled upon this. Best day ever. Awesome work!

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EpicMinecrafter870 (author)2015-06-12

I am so making one and wearing it into a nerf war.

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EpicMinecrafter870 (author)2015-06-12

You look like an xs1 goliath

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cgreen3737 (author)2014-10-17

its on a video

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cgreen3737 (author)2014-10-17

its on a video

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cgreen3737 (author)2014-10-17

its on a video

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the potato (author)2012-07-21

i see you made it so theres no bottum of the foot so you can reduce part use and increase comfortability

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BleSam112233 (author)the potato2012-07-28

Don't ask for an step-by-step instructable, because this suit was made relative to his body size. You could be 4 foot 2 inches, and he might be 5 foot 1 inch. The exact measurements are nessecary. He can't say one size fits all.

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cgreen3737 (author)BleSam1122332014-10-17

i have. its pritty awesome. im 5 foot. it fits great.

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the potato (author)BleSam1122332012-08-10

exactly

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knexinventions 49 made it! (author)2014-09-14

The pillow case is because my head is too small. Still, that stop motion video on facebook really helped at speed 0.25. That is awesome!

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turdus_migratus (author)2013-10-20

woooooooooooooow fleubedeuers xD

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War pig (author)2013-07-09

One word.......AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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glomper99 (author)2013-04-23

Hey brill suit!!! Could you upload some more detailed pics of the helmet plzzzzzz e.g. inside? Much appreciated :)

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danielhone9 (author)2013-04-08

but still the helmet looks sick

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danielhone9 (author)2013-04-08

its epic.it would be better if you make some sort of firing mecinisam

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JonnyBGood (author)2012-11-09

Awesome suit!!! If you make instructions, or a few more pictures, I would try to make this myself

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sphan (author)2012-10-28

How do you make the top of the helmet.

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Dakota Joel (author)2012-10-24

wow your suit is awesome !!!!by any chance will you be making a Mark 3 if so you ought to put like wrist rocket launcher or something

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ilpug (author)2012-09-19

Holy crap.

'Nuff said

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jord1000000 (author)2012-08-04

ten bucks says it would make it so a shot from the original IAC heavy cannon wouldn't basically kill you

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pattojase (author)2012-08-03

hey dude nice work bet that took days to build am trying to make one of my own but i carnt seem to make it all fit togeather any idears plz thanx :)

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the potato (author)2012-07-21

how did you make the fingers??????????????

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the potato (author)2012-07-21

lol mine is the exact same except dumbed down by like 100 lvls lolz

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sphan (author)2012-07-18

Can you please add a parts list on here and can you build it in step in step.

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the potato (author)sphan2012-07-21

dude hed have to make like 6 instructables just for the helmet
are you joking?!?!?!?!?!

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TheRoyalJester (author)2012-06-16

by any chance is your name tony stark?

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zkids91 (author)2012-05-10

how did you make the wrist and hands

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knexboy586 (author)2012-05-05

it looks like shredder from tmnt

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Element Force (author)2012-04-26

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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boom man56 (author)2012-04-07

i love it but i do not have enough K'NEX ): sooo sad):

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boom man56 (author)2012-04-07

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo coooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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metalsonic (author)2012-03-18

cool!!!!!!!!

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kunfumaster (author)2012-01-31

MAN! YOUR CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i like knex to!

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samson32 (author)2012-01-02

make som f****** instructions plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D

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dannypalmer2001 (author)2011-12-20

please can i have instuctions

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PotatoCoffee (author)2011-12-17

Wow.

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ryry2011 (author)2011-12-09

awsome

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