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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 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Nguyen-as-KNex-Robot/153178024715380


 
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Step 1: Helmet

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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I am so making one and wearing it into a nerf war.
You look like an xs1 goliath
cgreen37379 months ago

its on a video

cgreen37379 months ago

its on a video

cgreen37379 months ago

its on a video

the potato3 years ago
i see you made it so theres no bottum of the foot so you can reduce part use and increase comfortability
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.

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

exactly
knexinventions 49 made it!10 months ago

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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woooooooooooooow fleubedeuers xD
War pig2 years ago
One word.......AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
glomper992 years ago
Hey brill suit!!! Could you upload some more detailed pics of the helmet plzzzzzz e.g. inside? Much appreciated :)
danielhone92 years ago
but still the helmet looks sick
danielhone92 years ago
its epic.it would be better if you make some sort of firing mecinisam
JonnyBGood2 years ago
Awesome suit!!! If you make instructions, or a few more pictures, I would try to make this myself
sphan2 years ago
How do you make the top of the helmet.
Dakota Joel2 years ago
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
ilpug2 years ago
Holy crap.

'Nuff said
jord10000002 years ago
ten bucks says it would make it so a shot from the original IAC heavy cannon wouldn't basically kill you
pattojase2 years ago
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 :)
the potato3 years ago
how did you make the fingers??????????????
the potato3 years ago
lol mine is the exact same except dumbed down by like 100 lvls lolz
sphan3 years ago
Can you please add a parts list on here and can you build it in step in step.
dude hed have to make like 6 instructables just for the helmet
are you joking?!?!?!?!?!
jord10000003 years ago
the helmet really reminds me of dead space
by any chance is your name tony stark?
zkids913 years ago
how did you make the wrist and hands
knexboy5863 years ago
it looks like shredder from tmnt
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boom man563 years ago
i love it but i do not have enough K'NEX ): sooo sad):
boom man563 years ago
sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo coooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
metalsonic3 years ago
cool!!!!!!!!
kunfumaster3 years ago
MAN! YOUR CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i like knex to!
samson323 years ago
make som f****** instructions plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D
please can i have instuctions
Wow.
ryry20113 years ago
awsome
Puddock3 years ago
Oh wow. This is incredible! Great work.
Great Suit!
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