Small Scale Mad Max: Danny Huynh’s Dystopian Animatronics

The hacker spirit is always alive and well in post-apocalyptic fiction, as characters throw together contraptions from whatever junk they can find. While these might not always be practical or possible in reality, their primary purpose is usually to look the part. This is definitely the case for [Danny Huynh]’s post-apocalyptic animatronic creations, which look like they can slot straight into Mad Max or Fallout.

[Danny] is an avid RC enthusiast, so many of the models are highly customized off-the-shelf RC cars. However, it’s the lifelike moving characters in these models that really catch the eye. Their hands and feet move with the steering and throttle, and in the motorcycle builds they will often lean with the turns. Other notable builds include a hexapedal taxi and a couple of animatronic bands.

All the vehicle builds are electric, but it looks like [Danny] often includes an audio module to simulate a roaring engine. He makes extensive use of servos and linkages for character movement, with wiring and electronics carefully hidden by paint or bodywork.

With all the CGI technology available today, great animatronic builds like an eerily lifelike heart, or a talking Nikola Tesla are all the more impressive to see.

11 thoughts on “Small Scale Mad Max: Danny Huynh’s Dystopian Animatronics

  1. I love his creations. Especially the one that shoots real arrows. A while back his facebook page got hacked and facebook just let the hackers have the page, so he had to create a new page. He said he backed up most of his videos, but that implies some were probably lost.

      1. I had someone copy my name (my actual name is pretty unique), my profile photo and all of my details. I had maybe fifteen – twenty friends and myself all report the account. Each time Facebook “checked the account” and found nothing suspicious. I really hate the fact I need to rely on Facebook to keep in contact with friends and family. I would love to give it the flick.

    1. Usually the issue is that people can’t or don’t want to verify that they own their account (by providing some sort of backup verification). Remember that Facebook’s customer support is bombarded by hackers trying to scam their way into accounts – so you can’t just say – hey, I lost the password to my account, can you reset it? Also, every person I know that has had their Facebook account ‘hacked’ has used the same password on multiple sites, and the other sites were compromised. Not sure if yours was? Check out

      1. I was preparing to nuke my facebook account, and prepared a backup of my photos etc using facebook’s tool. When I went to download this backup, all of a sudden facebook threw an error and said “”we don’t recognise this device.” I had been logged in for a few hours while the backup was preparing, chatting to friends etc with no problems. There is no reason that my laptop/browser should have suddenly become “not recognised.” The only explanation I can think of is that facebook is actively trying to prevent people leaving their ecosystem – generating a backup is the first step anyone would take before leaving.

        Just something to be aware of.

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