How to Make a Cyborg

Introduction: How to Make a Cyborg

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After showing you how to make a robot suit last week, we started to think of other ways to build your own post-apocalyptic society. This time we've got a way to turn yourself into a cyborg. If you can't find any of these items creative! As always, we at Indy Mogul are always looking for new ideas so be sure to send yours to us! And don't forget to check us out on iTunes.

Shopping List

1. Large PVC connector.
(You could really use cut up pieces of cardboard if you had to, a bit of plastic looks pretty much the same as bit of cardboard if they are painted silver.)

2. An old Rolodex.
(I took this apart and used it as a shoulder piece.)

3. Some orange plastic cord.
(It just happened to be orange and I thought that would look cool.)

4. A magnetic coin tray.
(Again, just some piece of plastic crap I thought would look cool.)

5. Silver bubble wrap envelope.

6. Duct tape.
(You can probably assume I will be using duct tape in all my projects.)

7. Old costume jewelry.
(For the cyborg face implants.)

8. Nose putty.

9. Liquid Latex
(I was having some trouble sticking my eye scanner to my face, so I used a little bit of this to help)

10. Old leather glove.
(Just one)

11. Spray paint.

Step 1: The Face Implants

So as I mentioned, I found two really cool pieces of costume jewelry at the East Bay Depot. Well all I really did is stick them to my face with a bunch of nose putty (to create a fake flesh build up) and a little bit of liquid latex (to help with the stickiness).

Step 2: The Cyborg Super Arm

In my opinion the coolest thing I've made so far. I started by cutting a large PVC coupler in half. This left me with two rounded plastic panels which I used for the bicep and forearm pieces. Glued to the top of each of these panels was a plastic ring I also cut in half. Now my plastic panels have a lip around the top.

Step 3: The Cyborg Super Arm (Part Deux)

Next I took apart that old Rolodex and cut a half circle in one end to help it fit over my shoulder. Then using a drill I made 5 holes in the base of the Rolodex (shoulder piece) and 5 holes in the lip of each plastic panel.

Step 4: Paint and Glove

Now we are ready for paint. I knew I was going to be wearing dark clothes under my robo-arm so I painted everything straight silver. When I painted my glove I notices something cool. The paint really stuck to the leather parts, but only turned the mesh parts grey instead of silver. This created a neat two-tone effect that I wasn't expecting.

Step 5: More Cyborg Arm Assembly!

To put it all together I used the bright orange tubing I found at the junk store. I hot glued a length into each hole in the base of the shoulder piece, then through each hole in the bicep and forearm piece. Finally taping to the ender side of the magnetic coin tray, which acted as a armor over the top of my hand.

Step 6: The Last Step

The last step was to make straps. I used duct tape and cut up pieces of the silver bubble wrap stuff.

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    14 years ago on Introduction

    finished product looks like what?


    14 years ago on Introduction

    i love the general idea, but have u ever thought of adding some long guitar strings connecting the eye piece and the side of ur head ...can wait for the end product


    15 years ago on Introduction

    500 points if you explain how to make a REAL (steve mann) eyetap.