If you’re of a certain age, you grew up watching Inspector Gadget cartoons and you’ll appreciate this costume by Redditor LePhasme. I haven’t seen many Gadget costumes, and I don’t recall seeing any with a rotating blade. The moving parts have a straightforward design. LePhasme says:
The blades (bought them in a model shop) are mounted on a robotic 6v motor turning at around 120 RPM (I didn’t want something going fast to avoid hurting someone).
As the shaft going out of the motor was quite small (1-2cm), I used parts of a meccano to attach the blades to the motor shaft.
The attach the motor to the hat we cut out some unalit plank just a bit bigger than the size of the top of the hat, then cut a hole in the middle to let the engine through and used zip ties to secure everything.
The handles are made from 2 1m aluminum pipes, and the electric wires are going through the right one to a small switch to activate the rotation.
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