Ever wanted to glide along powerlines, jump from buildings and zap villians out of their boots, just like Cole McGrath?!?!
well you can't. :(
But that doesn't mean you can't run around comicon looking just like him!
with this simple instructable you can swing your way into action with your very own Amp!
Step 1: Materials
1 metallic spray paint
1 gloss black acrylic paint
1 dark brown acrylic paint
1 plastic box (available at target for around $4)
1 1/2" pvc
various assortments of pvc couplers of diffferent size
-3/4" 4-way X connector
- 2 3/4" 90 degree connectors with spigots
-2 1/4" straight coupler
- 2 1" pvc rubber cap
- 1 random rubber cap, 3/4"
-1/4 straight coupler
2 medium washers
2 wire nuts
1 small piece from light fixture (can easily be supplemented for something else)
hot glue gun
Step 2: The Base
first off you're going to want to cut two equal sections of 1/2" pvc at about 18" long
then you need to cut the 3/4" pvc to be 15"
add a 4-WAY COUPLER at the end of the 3/4" pvc
afterwards you are going to need 2 3/4" 90 degree couplers with spigots
-dremel out the insides of the spigots so the 1/2" pvc fits nice and snugly inside
- cut 3 sections of 3/4" pvc about 1" per section
- insert these sections into the remaining openings of the 4 way coupler
- insert a 90 degree coupler on the left side, and glue it into place
DO NOT GLUE BOTH COUPLERS ON!
take any 3/4" coupler and saw off about half an inch from one of the ends, then slide that piece about half way across the 3/4" pvc section
at the other end of the 3/4" pvc you should glue on a rubber cap, mine was a little fancier than most rubber caps which is good.
Finally you take a little light fixture piece and you glue it onto the top 3/4" pvc coming out of the 4-way coupler (this piece can easily be changed to whatever you find lying around the house
Step 3: The Prongs
you're going to take your plastic container and drill out 16 2" disk
-then drill 7/8" holes in the middle of each disk
-sand until smooth
take 7 of the disks and spread them evenly across the first 3" of your 1/2" pvc
-repeat for the other 1/2" pvc section
-glue in place
then take your 2 washers and wire nuts
-glue a wire nut to the washer
-the washer onto the top of the pvc
Step 4: Left Prong
these two next sections get pretty difficult
We're going to work from left going right
1st another plastic disk
2nd a rubber black cap (with hole in middle)
3rd 1 1/2" pvc 2" long
4th 1 1/4" pvc straight coupler
-use the dremel to make a hole in the coupler big enough to tightly fit around the left spigot, the hole should end about 3/4" above the bottom.
- the whole thing put together should be 5" long
-take hot glue and just gush it into the holes between the coupler and the spigot, when the glue becomes solid, sand it down smoothly
finally stick a 1" rubber cap in the bottom
Step 5: Right Prong
this part is by far the most difficult of the whole process D:
start out by cutting ovals about 3 inches in length and drill holes about 5/4" in their centers
you'll need 7 in all
(I used a dremel because i did not have a drill bit of that size)
-sand until smooth
then spread evenly across the right 90 degree spigot connector (now is when you attach it)
At this point, I have failed as an instructable maker :(
my suggestion is to recreate the left prong design on this side for i do not have any measurements for the right side. However if you wish to estimate the measurements yourself, go ahead :/
Step 6: Paint
Spray everything in silver metallic spray paint
in hero mode his amp is basically pure silver anyways so you may stop here if you'd like
but I wanted something a little more rustic,
so take brown paint and mix it with gloss black acrylic paint and just cover the whole thing, however do this in sections because before the paint dries you need to rub most of it off with a paper towel, this creates an old fashion rustic effect,
Paint the bottom of the section brown before adding the rustic effect. ( i know mine's on top but I was looking at an old design)
AND TADA! YOU'VE SURVIVED MY INSTRUCTABLE! :D have fun with your new Amp!
this amp should be comicon friendly sine its only made from plastic and pvc