0

College Student Uses His Wheelchair for Fantastic Mad Max Cosplay

mad max cosplay 1

Mad Max: Fury Road has been a popular topic here in the last couple of weeks. Last week, we highlighted a cosplayer who worked with a maker to create a functional version of Imperator Furiosa’s prosthetic arm. Today, we’re focusing on the work of Ben Carpenter. The 20 year old engineering student recently cosplayed as Mad Rockatansky and incorporated his standing wheelchair (he has spinal muscular atrophy) into the costume. He replicated an unfortunate situation Mad Max finds himself in during Fury Road.

Carpenter has two Mad Max set-ups: there’s one in which the blood bag version of Max is attached to a dune buggy style war rig and another with a chariot. He uses the chariot at places like Dragon Con where there might not be enough space for the dune buggy. He spent many hours on the projects – he spent nine hours alone on the “Bloodbag-mobile” just before Tampa Bay Comic Con six weeks ago. Carpenter said his dad has been of tremendous help throughout the project and that he plans to wear the rig to Halloween events this fall.

mad max cosplay 2

mad max cosplay 3

mad max cosplay 4

Photos via Reddit

via Comic Book Resources and The Mighty


Please vote for Limor Fried (Ladyada) for Red Hat’s Women in Open Source Award
Our Ladyada (Limor Fried) was nominated for Red Hat’s Women in Open Source Award! Please vote for her! Visit: https://www.redhat.com/en/about/women-in-open-source

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 10,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython 2019!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — The strange world of low-margin online returns

Wearables — Liquid magic

Electronics — Diamonds may be forever… but components? Not so much.

Biohacking — Raspberry Pi Health Dashboard

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on hardware, a portal to a world of fun! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.