K'NEX Robotic Suit Mark II

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Introduction: K'NEX Robotic Suit Mark II

About: In my spare time I make robotic suits out of K'NEX
This is the second robotic suit, or kenexoskeleton that I have designed out of K'NEX. It is a completely revised version of my first suit, except for the helmet, and is stronger and more mobile. It took about a year to create and is composed of roughly 7,000 pieces.

See more pictures at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Nguyen-as-KNex-Robot/153178024715380


Step 1: Helmet

The helmet is the only piece I kept from my original suit. It also has eye flaps that can open and close.

Step 2: Torso


This piece was definitely the most challenging. It covers my whole torso, leaving only holes for the arms and head. However, it was still flexible enough that I could lean side to side and bend without limitations. It also opened along the center of the front so that I could easily step inside and put it on.

Step 3: Arms

The arms were the easiest part of the suit to create. I could fully bend my elbows, while the wrist was also able to rotate and bend. The fingers could move and grasp as well. The shoulders were also modified so that I was able to move my arms 360 degrees and even rotate them.

Step 4: Legs & Feet

The legs were improved so that I could walk normally, as well as run. I was able to bend my knee 90 degrees and also pivot on my ankle. Like the torso, my legs opened down the center and the foot folded out so that I could step in to wear it.

Step 5: Final Product

Once I had built all of the pieces, I attached them together and produced the result below. In order to hang it, I built a frame out of PVC pipes and used several elastic cords to suspend it from the shoulders. Putting it on was relatively easy, as I was able to open the torso and legs and just step inside.

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94 Discussions

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the potato
the potato

8 years ago on Step 4

i see you made it so theres no bottum of the foot so you can reduce part use and increase comfortability

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BleSam112233
BleSam112233

Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

Don't ask for an step-by-step instructable, because this suit was made relative to his body size. You could be 4 foot 2 inches, and he might be 5 foot 1 inch. The exact measurements are nessecary. He can't say one size fits all.

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cgreen3737
cgreen3737

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

i have. its pritty awesome. im 5 foot. it fits great.

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cgreen3737
cgreen3737

Reply 5 months ago

Hello. This was five years ago lol. I don’t have the suit anymore. There is a YouTube video that’s goes fast that builds it piece by piece, it talks patience.

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Mech suit99
Mech suit99

Reply 5 months ago

how come you dont have the suit anymore?
also do you have any detailed pictures of the suit?

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MareenXLX
MareenXLX

1 year ago

Yeah, i would be nice to build it to, sow i would appreciate it if you can make some instructions. I wanted to build something diffrent. And this is what i am looking for.

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Knexosoldier
Knexosoldier

3 years ago

plz make a mark lll and email plz

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The Knex Inventor
The Knex Inventor

4 years ago

This is amazing! I may have to build one for myself!

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rockzter928Gaming.
rockzter928Gaming.

4 years ago

It would hurt like a mother of you fell while wearing that.

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ProtectTheAlphaWolf
ProtectTheAlphaWolf

4 years ago

I've made some thing simular to this but not with as many pieces as this one and nowhere near as much detail as this one! you did a great job!

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Shark god 999
Shark god 999

4 years ago

I'm almost done with the suit

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That_Jamie_S_Guy
That_Jamie_S_Guy

Reply 4 years ago

Oh my God. XD well done. I want to make it some day. I may not fit in it tho xD

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knexsoldier
knexsoldier

4 years ago

the arm and torso were the most challenging

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knexsoldier
knexsoldier

4 years ago

hey I created my version based off your idea