- Welder (Mig or Tig)
- Bend and Break
- Drill with good bits
- Grinder/Cut off wheel
- Do not forget SAFETY
Now on supplies of details and other parts
- Paint this is all up to you I used simple color to bring it to life
- LEDS and a lot of them this was used all over the but in the eyes, inside the head, etc.
- Dryer vent tubing this is great for the arms
- Soft foam (because of the size and the weight of it inside was lined with the soft stuff)
- hand are winter gloves and legs and just plain black sweat pants
- old Halloween scarey mask
- large push button (I found mine on spark fun)
- Arduino board
Now the story sit around kiddies and I will tell you how the great robot saved Halloween for at least one neighborhood. I live on Long Island and when Sandy came into down she made her presents very well known on the 30th. Down power lines mass black outs. Fully grown trees up rooted, it was bad. Now after this everyone seem to be depressed in most people mind Halloween was canceled. Now I am a die hard I just didn't take hours of my life not to wear this bot. My fiancee was like I know I am not going to stop you wearing this but don't be upset if people don't come out to trick or treat. The idea was to stand still and spook them as they walk up to my door. So here I am standing at the bottom of my steps in the massive suit. At first she was right not a soul was outside on the night of the dead. This was bumming me out, granted there is always next year I am telling myself. Then I notice parents looking out there window as I stand there still just waiting a visitor. Slowly one family came out with kids dressed up and making there way to see the robot. Now when these kids say with massive bot standing 6' 11" they ran to get a closer look. Before I know it I was surrounded my parents and children all wanting to take pictures with me. The funny part was parents trying to see my face inside the head. Wanting to know who is the man inside the bot. One parent said their kids were so up Halloween might be canceled. She called me the robot the saved Halloween. Now the funny part is today I walked out to my car to leave for work the same mother came up to ask if I know who the robot was. I guess I now have a secret identity to protect.