DIY Roboticist Makes a Working Robot Exoskeleton Arm for $100

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 12:25PM
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Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 12:25PM
DIY Roboticist Makes a Working Robot Exoskeleton Arm for $100
Image credit: Tex Workshop
Everyone knows that the best part of the original Iron Man movie was watching Jeff Bridges yell "Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave! With a box of scraps!" A close second was watching Robert Downey Jr. design and test out his suit—only after a bunch of embarrassing trial runs and glitches does Tony Stark finally pull off his badass, rocket-booted first flight, and it made us think about what we could do if we had the time, a few million dollars, and a suitable garage. 

The folks at Tex Workshop, however, only needed $100, a workbench, and some good tools. Check out their crazy DIY robot exo-arm:



The video comes from Tex Workshop's YouTube channel, which features videos like this one on how to convert a lighter into a pocket pistol and how to make a smart-phone controlled LED display for a bike helmet, effectively turning your head into a pair of turn signals. All of it is legit DIY, meaning it's Tony Stark Box of Scraps (TM) Certified.

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