Predator suit for Monsterpalooza includes over-engineered shoulder cannon

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This Predator suit was premiered at this year’s Monsterpalooza conference. It’s nothing short of incredible. But the shoulder cannon is really what caught our attention. The thing is fully motorized and includes sound and light firing effects.

We saw a glimpse of what [Jerome Kelty] is capable of about two years ago. He was showing off an Arduino-based animatronics platform he put together for a Predator shoulder cannon that tracked based on where the predator’s helmet was pointing. But other than a video demonstration there wasn’t much info on the that actual build. This post makes up for that and then some.

A replica of this quality is rarely the work of just one person. A team of fans joined in to make it happen. After getting the molded parts for the backpack and canon from another team member [Jerome] set out to fit the support structure, motors, and control electronics into the space available. That meant a ton of milling, cutting, and shaping parts like the support arm seen above which integrates a servo motor into its rectangular outline. All of the controls fit in the backpack, with cables running to the helmet, as well as the cannon.

Comments

  1. Matt Bennett says:

    This is just awesome..

  2. Vonskippy says:

    OVER-engineered?

    Is that even possible?

  3. Mystick says:

    Step 2: Plasma generator and collimator/accelerator flux tube.

  4. Regiscruzbr says:

    Would be nice if it come with an atomic bomb for the arm and with a crazy count down characters.

  5. Eatith Mee says:

    Every engineer I know is an OVER-engineer… And pretty worthless beyond that.

  6. ian says:

    now all that it need is to fold up just like in the movies.

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