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Man builds his own Mecha Suit

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by <KEY3>, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> 12oz Veteran Member

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    Man builds his own Mecha Suit

    Discussion started by <KEY3> - Dec 23, 2004

    In the back of Carlos Owens' southern Alaska yard,
    an 18-foot-tall steel robot is taking shape in the dim light of the winter afternoons.


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    • The 26-year-old Owens is an Anchorage-area steelworker by day. In his own time, he's hoping to become the creator of a true "mecha"--not a robot, exactly, but a gigantic exoskeleton that can transform its wearer's motions into eight-foot strides and the devastating sweep of a steel fist.

      Sure, it sounds like a cartoon or sci-fi fantasy--but so were moon landings 50 years ago. Owens' mecha project is well on its way to completion, its horned red head and pincher hands towering above its creator under a few inches of snow. He's hoping to finish it in time for a test spin at the local drag racetrack next summer, demolishing a few cars to show off its capabilities.

      "This is a concept that's been around for a long time," Owens said in a telephone interview. "But I'm not going to wait for the other guy to come out and make it when I've got the capability to do it myself."

      The project is a tinkerer's dream, a homegrown technological mania in the same better-judgment-be-damned spirit as the Homebrew Computer Club that ultimately gave birth to Apple Computer and Silicon Valley's microcomputer industry. In Owens' case, the scale simply happens to be more macro than micro.

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    MrChupacabra - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    dear god, that is so fucking badass. I hope he gets it to work.
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    and you know his ultimate goals go WAY beyond 'crushing a few cars'
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    and check this out.....

    < click the image for the video >



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    GucciCondom - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    haha thats sickenin'

    I want to see the finished product
     
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    Herbivore - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    the future is going to be so cool.
     
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    DETO - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    Awesome.
    hey remember when 12oz was saying "deck" because it was "cool." yeah, that lasted long.
     
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    DETO - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    El Mamerro is reading this thread, along with Herbivore, KETA and myself.
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    the only 'deck' I know is where I hang my xtreme hammock and drink beer.


    < xtreme beer >
     
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  10. imported_El Mamerro - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    That goes beyond so many levels of awesome I can't even fathom it. I'm going to shit myself with glee if he gets it to work right.
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    you watch the video I linked?
     
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    DETO - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    yes.
     
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  13. imported_El Mamerro - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    I can't watch the video, need some codec. Is it DivX?
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    some kind of avi.

    trust me... You NEED to watch it.
     
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    DETO - Replied Dec 23, 2004

    i have deck shoes.
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