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#1 robothut

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 04:29 AM

I built this Chief robot conversion for Ozzy. I call it Mr. Chief Video Man. And I have to say that I think a Mr. Mercury head with chief robot man ear spinners looks great and the head looks great on the chief body. I added a LCD picture player that is loaded with all the Robert Lesser space toy auction pictures and they transition every 5 seconds. There is a seperate power switch for the LCD display so that it can be left ON with out the mechanical part of the robot being ON. The head turns back and forth with spinning ear spinners and a flashing light in the helmet. I made the new chest pannel assembly from plastic.
here is a video link.
http://www.robothut....efVideoMan1.wmv

here is a web page link.
http://www.robothut....efVideoMan.html

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 04:33 AM

Here is a animated gif of the robot. I think this is a great looking robot. But it should be with Mr. Mercury and Chief robot parts. The LCD screen fits in very nicely. The pictures actually only change every 5 seconds with randon transitions.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 04:36 AM

More pics.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 04:39 AM

Here is the back and the battery box. I decided to run the LCD picture player on its own 3 AAA batterys and the mechanical stuff with 2 AA batterys. You can see the seperate power switch for the LCD display above the battery box area. The LCD display has a 4 second boot up when you turn it ON, this is normal for LCD picture players.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:42 PM

I hate to admit this but....I think I like that head better than the original. Simply amazing Mr. Rigg!

Now go sell this design to Ha Ha Toys!

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 02:33 PM

I agree this head is better than the original. Like it!
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 02:48 PM

Yes the head with the added spinners realy looks great on the chief body, I wonder what other heads would look good or great if modified?
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:38 PM

I was thinking of the Gang of five head that can be found on the Robert Johnson (Sinster Creep and Attacking Martian) smoker variations. I love that Mr. Mercury head, but a junker one is not always easy to come by. Another idea is the clear dome that was discussed that houses that little robot found at walmart. You could create sometype of brain assembly with lighted eyes that moves back and forth. I got a couple octagon tea tins with domed tops that might look cool also.

Edited by laserman, 07 March 2008 - 03:46 PM.

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