Sunday, December 23, 2012

RED bot vid

Here is a video of RED bot to test the drive train and servo works. NO sensor is installed, he is just running a program.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Returning to robotics

After many years of doing other things I decided to get back to robotics. I have many Ideas and projects in mind but thought I should start small to see how much I remember. So here I present my bot named RED. 

What he will do is run free until he comes to a obstacle, Then will look to both sides with his sensor turret to find a clear path. He will decide where the clear path is, turn in that direction, and go on his marry way until the next obstacle. 

I am using a Parallax Propeller controller, running at 8Mhz. He will have a Sharp GP2Y0A2YK IR Infrared Range Sensor in the turret to detect obstacles. The chassis is a Re-purposed spy gear ATV 360. He tips the scale at about 2 pounds (30 Oz). Runs on 9 Volts by 6 AA cells. The body and turret was handmade in sheet styrene plastic. 

For those that never seen a spy gear ATV 360, here is a pic.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Boushh thermal detonator

I had a request to make a detonator for papercraft for those that make their own props. This model is designed to be fiber-glassed and details added. This is only meant as a starting point.

You can get it here

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Judge dredd requested helmet part

By request, a pepakura file of the helmet badge for the judge dredd helm

You can get file here

Redo of the stallone judge dredd helmet

Redo of the Stallone judge dredd helmet is done. It has been test built by a member of the 405th.
re-post of his test pics,

You can get a copy of the Pepakura file here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What a bugger

I received a pepakura file of the dredd helmet from a member of the 405th forum. I did not see the flaws until I built the helm and fiber-glassed it. and I found major problems. The shape of the helm is off and would take LOTS of work to get it smooth. The major flaw is in the front edge where the visor is to meet the helm, its almost square. So I am reworking the 3D model to fix the flaws. I wanted the Stallone movie version of the helmet. Upon research of pics, I found that the model I received is a rework of the comic version. The shapes are identical and looks like they removed the "X" shape in the front middle. If you are the original maker of the remake and/or original pepakura file, let me know so I can give proper credit where its do.

The comic version of the dredd helmet.

Its still a work in progress. I wanted to show what I have done so far.

Here is a side view, old file on the left.


Here is a close up of the front edge in question, old file on the left.

The remaining items that need done is to integrate the crest or badge holder, and clean up a few areas.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stallone Judge Dredd helmet

I decided to throw together a helmet from the Stallone Judge Dredd movie.

The basic helmet is together and ready to fiberglass.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cylon armour is done

I have the cylon armour done, next up is to get the correct undersuit made.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

update on cylon armour

Still a work in progress. I have a few issues to sort out and I am currently working on the bicep pieces.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A little project

I have been doing a little project, while I am having medical problems with my legs.

I wondered what a IL type cylon (lucifer).

And a command (gold centurion),

was to mix, would would it be like?
So here is my take on this.

In the pic is a full size wearable version that is currently waiting to be fiber-glassed.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tiny update

just wanted to post new pic of chest. still working on details and clean up.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


added a couple more details. Need more sanding, then I can start the sealing process.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

foam chest update

a small update for the foam chest, phase one of detailing is complete. There will be more detailing done before a sealer is applied.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Getting back into the shop

Getting back into the shop, I started with a small project. Made in EVA foam.

My copy of the chest worn by Kryten from the Red Dwarf BBC series.

For more about him go to

3D model...

Work in progress..

I will prolly add a few details designs for myself to this.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Update on V3 cylon eye scanner

I added a new feature to the scanner. I call it awakening.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

new cylon eye scanner

In a effort to get better accuracy on my cylon costume, I have made a new eye scanner.

Monday, April 9, 2012


This plug runs on 120v AC mains. The top outlet is on as long as the unit is plugged in. A green light tells you that it is on. The lower outlet is controlled by the on/off/dimmer to the right and a yellow light tells you that the dimmer circuit is on.

Variable PSU

A variable 1.25 to 20 volt  power supply unit. Designed to run a cordless drill gear head for a custom Maille ring cutting machine. Pic of machine coming soon.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

new fiberglass helm I am working on

I designed a new helm. its made of fiberglass and when finished will have lights.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

EVA foam barbute helmet

latest project.
barbute helmet, painted silver with gold/bronze rivets.

What I was trying to recreate.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New cylon pistol

I have my cylon pistol prop finished. has light and sound.

I also have a holster for the pistol.

how they look together.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

new foam breastplate

I tried to make a copy of a historical type breastplate called a pigeon breast or globose.
Came out better than I thought, but still not perfect. Practice, Practice, Practice.