So you wanna make Samus Aran's arm cannon eh? Answered
Alright so I've decided this year for Halloween I want to be glorious Samus in her original suit glory. I'm just in the planning and blue print phase now. The bulk of the costume is going to be Eva foam. A stationary arm canon is cool and all, but what if I could get it to open up on the ends when i push a button? How cool would that be?
I won't need a really beefy motor to move foam, and hopefully that motor wont require a huge power source, something that will fit inside the arm cannon somewhere.
I can't find any video of HOW exactly the arm cannon opens up and functions but from this picture it could either
A. opens up where the 4 outside plates separate from the main cannon to better reveal the pew pew part, this would require something to push out all four plates at the same time from the main cannon at a fixed distance. Not very much maybe half inch to an inch and be able to retract back flush against the cannon.
B. the four plates simply rotate on a fixed axis.
Ive crudely drawn what I would like the arm to do so you can see what I'm talking about.
I've never dealt with motors before but I've seen amazing cosplays that have moving parts so I know it's possible. I'm more than willing to learn I just need to be pointed in the right direction.
Any help with how to go about this would be greatly appreciated! :)