Locutus of Borg Costume (Cyborg) With Real Robotics, Lights, and Sound and 36,000 MAh of Power!!

Introduction: Locutus of Borg Costume (Cyborg) With Real Robotics, Lights, and Sound and 36,000 MAh of Power!!

I've always been a huge fan of technology! I've always been good with wires (I have thousands of random wires I've collected throughout the years) My other talents consists of soldering, modifying components, computers, and game systems, operating systems etc.

Star Trek The Next Generation movie series had a race of cybernetic organisms call Borg. They assimilate other species of humans or other aliens into their collective. They refer to themselves as "WE" instead of "I".
I've always been a huge fan, and I wanted to create a similar idea of how they look in the movies, but modify it to my own design, and ideas.

I spent over 300 hours on this bad boy and worked very consistently to finish before the Halloween 2012! I have hot glue burns, solder burns, razor cuts, drill bit cuts, and super glue still on my fingers, haha, It can get brutal, but I'm Pretty happy with how it turned out!

One of my favorite features of the costume is that It has a built in drink holster in the crotch area with a straw that comes up through the mask so I can enjoy a cocktail with hands free! I also made a little door hatch that allows you to go to the bathroom instead of taking the whole costume off! The center "V" is made from one of my son's toy space ships. I added the lights and motorized doors. The claw was made from a Hex Bug the spider, but was modified to power through USB instead like everything else on the costume.

All black wiring on Locutus suit are actual working wires that functions the suit!

Here are a couple YouTube video links of how the costume was created, and showing off the robotics in the chest, and the rotating claw. I'll have to make another video to show the true final product. I've made many improvements since these videos.

Check out the VIDEOS HERE:::

Overall I've spend around ~~$800~~

Items purchased (Mostly from Ebay):
Locutus mask with added LED's, Robotics, Power sources (3 POWER BANKS with 36,000 mAh of POWER!! That's the size of about 20 smartphone batteries!!!!) 9 Volt, AA, AAA, watch batteries, Real Plasma cylinders that attract to your finger and has, Voice changer with 15 different voices, Sound amplifier and speaker, Gun that has 12 different shooting patterns sci-fi gun sound effects that is sent to main loudspeaker for dual amplified sound, USB Cables I hacked into for power, many +- wires, tons of hot glue, solder iron and solder, super glue, nuts and bolts, hundreds of LED lights, and went through a lot of scissors, and box cutters to carve parts from plastic containers such as V8 juice bottles, Tropicana orange juice bottles, laundry detergent bottles, push lights, about $50 worth of black PVC wire conduit tubing, Clear Air Line Tubing, ETC.

Anyways....I hope you enjoyed the videos, and pictures!

P.S. I have more photos that a professional took while I was at a costume party when the costume was finalized (Minus the issues getting the straw tubes to light up on the top of the drinking container.) . I'm still waiting to find out where I can find those pictures!!!
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    Creepy good! Oh, yeah. Resistance is not futile (if you're Hugh ;)).


    2 years ago

    yeah seems im late to the ASSIMILATION PARTY omg that was terrible. anyways im making a locutus and 7o9 (yes i know im terrible for cross referencing) but in my defense its also a couples costume. i build very similarly to you, just finding random stuff and stickin it on there. i however am a sewer, not a lot of background in robotics and the such. i am amazed at your work and maybe all us borg will run into each other! i hope to build actual working assimilation tubules, and if anyone has attempted this and is willing to share id be so grateful!

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    Either buy or get from a thrift store a pair of roller derby wrist guards. Then use black screen spline and feed a length of spline through the wrist guard so that it comes out in two spots.

    Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!

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    Thank you very much, however I'm kind of new to this, and I'm curious how you know I'm a finalist! LOL, I never got a notification or anything saying that. hmmm..

    You will get notification. I saw the vote box go away on one of my instructables that was entered and I knew the voting had ended, so I went to peak and the finalists are listed. :) If you click on contests, then on the contest you entered, viola! you will see the finalists. :)

    Just uploaded a couple new pictures from the last Halloween party! Unfortunately the LED's don't show up that great. Enjoy :)

    I am in awe. I am almost speechless.

    I guess the next step would be to find a way to transition for a/c power to enable one to go mobile.

    Thanks for putting up this instructable. It is truly inspiring and pushes us all to another level.

    Three thumbs up (oops, the family secret is out).

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    OMG. This should be getting you a call from a Hollywood effects studio and time now. Holy mother of God.

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    *jaw drops*
    Alright. It's decided. Next year, you and me buddy; we're teaming up and creating The Borg Queen. Make it so.

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    That is amazing! Also, it would be awesome if you embedded those videos right into the Instructable :D