Introduction: Steam Bot 2016

Who doesn't need and extra robot costume just in case.

Step 1: First Build Infinity Mirror Eyes

Used laser cutter at Fab Lab San Diego to cut 4 x 2 1/4 inch 2 way circle mirrors. Took RGB LED strips and used 3M double sided sticky tape . placed the LED strip down the middle then rolled the tape onto the edges of both mirrors at the same time.

Step 2:

Testing both eyes.

So the base control and parts are from AdaFruit.com also the code. Please check them out They havelots of cool stuff.

https://learn.adafruit.com/bluetooth-neopixel-goggles/overview?view=all

Step 3: Modify the Mask.

bought the mask at my local Party City

http://www.partycity.com/product/steampunk+mask.do...

cut out the eye mesh and use hot glue to replace the eyes with the infinity mirrors.

Step 4:

Step 5: Make the Body

s I used a blue foam sleeping mat, cut out the tie first then used it to make a piece to cover the seam . did rough measurement with a yardstick around my shoulders and used that measurement to cut the length of the mat. then used hot glue to join the ends to make a tube, then glued the tie on to cover. After that I layed the tube on a flatened piece of foam and cut out the top glued it to top of tube then cut out arme holes. I measured down from the top edge 2 1/2 inches (top edge) down 3 inches(middle of arm hole) and another 3 inches ( bottom of arm hole). went back to the middle mark then used a 3 inch measurement in all directions to make a 6 inch hole.

Painting

primed it with black spray paint inside and out, then dry brushed with large 2 inch paint brush in 4 layers starting with red hull, copper, gold, then silver.

Tie and collar was just red hull then silver ,

added the electro-luminescent blue string on later to ty to makeit look like a vest or formal jacket.

Step 6: Other Things to Come

eventualy I will make arms and legs with LED's and more EL wire.

Comments

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mglaforge (author)2016-10-30

Thanks doing that now.

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DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-10-30

Great looking costume. If you want to make the video easier for people to view, you can upload it to a site like YouTube and then embed it in the page using the Embed Video tool in the step editor.

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