The RX-178 Gundam Mk-II appears in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, and redditor TheConfectionerd brought it to life in a two month build. They say it’s not quite finished, but it’s most of the way there with only some minor tweaking. They explained the hardest part of the EVA mat built was making the stilts. These were built from scratch and required trial and error. They explained some of the construction details on Reddit:
For those who are wondering: The majority of this was done with EVA floor tiles, and it stands right around 8 feet tall with a pair of homemade articulating stilts (I’m 5’6″ without the stilts). All done completely by me. There are LED lights, but couldn’t see them with the sunny day, and there is a shield that I couldn’t equip due to the wind gusts.
As for that sword:
Its actually a fluorescent light bulb protector from the hardware store. Not the most durable material, but I figured I wouldn’t be getting into any saber duels.
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.