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.
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!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Apple acquires Workflow
Wearables — Conduct with care
Electronics — Must read MOSFET material
Biohacking — NinjaPCR – Open Source #iot DNA Amplifier
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.