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Bot Building - General Discussion / Re: Finished animatronic bots
« on: December 16, 2011, 09:53:07 AM »
That's so cool. I love the Joel skeleton.

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Everything else... / Re: 3-axis platform for Crow and Tom Servo
« on: July 25, 2011, 02:25:27 PM »
Hands down, that has got to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen in my entire life.

-Derek

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Tom Servo / Re: Norm Servo
« on: July 20, 2011, 02:51:01 PM »
I love your Norm Servo! I came across your youtube videos a few months ago, your Joel costume is really good too!

-Derek

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Everything else... / Re: 3-axis platform for Crow and Tom Servo
« on: July 20, 2011, 02:48:01 PM »
Wow, no way! His mouth moves too?! This is incredible.

-Derek

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Everything else... / Re: 3-axis platform for Crow and Tom Servo
« on: July 14, 2011, 09:16:32 PM »
Wow, this is really cool stuff!

-Derek

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Bot Building - General Discussion / Re: You Own Bot Designs?
« on: July 06, 2011, 05:45:05 PM »
Those pirate bots are awesome! I love the guy in the middle with two peg legs, and two hook hands. Poor fella  :'(

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Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Nanites?
« on: July 03, 2011, 10:29:29 AM »
I just noticed from the nanite picture that those are little circuit boards of various sizes glued on the backs of each of the nanites. You can tell because of all the little holes where you can solder various electronic bits into place. You can find them at Radio Shack, and they are pretty cheap.

-Derek

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Photos Galore! / Re: MY BOTS WON BEST PROP AT METROCON!!!
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:59:52 AM »
Wow, your Joel costume turned out great!

Kudos!

-Derek

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MST3K Related Props / Re: Joel Coveralls
« on: June 08, 2011, 01:11:07 PM »
 :oThat looks awesome! I have yet to order one, but I just might do it after seeing this.

-Derek

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Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Nanites?
« on: June 08, 2011, 01:07:46 PM »
Wow, I never noticed how much different they all look. As long as you can find the right kind of parts, you can really design your own Nanite. Pretty cool.

-Derek

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MST3K Related Props / Re: Joel Coveralls
« on: June 07, 2011, 08:41:13 PM »
You're welcome. And if you want you can always check the yellow pages for an embroidery place nearest you to make a replication of this:

http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.164848402.jpg

Some people sell them, although I'm not sure how reliable they're service is:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/41222871/gizmonics-patch-mst3k

Or you can buy the iron-on fabric that you can print out from your computer. It's available pretty much everywhere, and works really well. I used it to make a Ghostbusters arm patch once, turned out great. Downside is, I don't think you can machine wash it.  :(

-Derek



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MST3K Related Props / Re: Joel Coveralls
« on: June 07, 2011, 10:06:42 AM »
This is sorta close, but kinda pricy. You'd have to remove the zippers though, since Joel's suit didn't have zippers like Mike's did (although it did have pockets in the same area where the zippers would be, except I believe the pockets were horizontal and not diagonal):

http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?GrpTyp=PRD&ItemID=17bf6a8&RefPage=X6&deptID=71190&catID=71190&cmOrigID=17bf764&cmPosID=2&CmCatId=EXTERNAL|71190

If you, or someone you know is handy with a needle and thread you can find jumpsuit patterns in fabric stores and online, like this:

http://www.candleonthehill.net/store/catalog.php?item=167

The cool thing about that option is that you can modify the pattern, and pick your own fabric (so you can find something that is more of a maroon color, like Joel wore in the later seasons).

-Derek

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Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Nanites?
« on: June 04, 2011, 09:30:09 PM »
Interesting that they don't carry the plastic ones at Lowes or Home Depot anymore. The aluminum ones should work just fine since they get painted anyway, just hot glue 'em to the vhs and viola! ;D

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Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Tom Servo Mens Choir
« on: June 03, 2011, 02:46:42 PM »
Yes, Patrick Bransig sculpted it out of a few layers of that pink rigid foam.

Is it that same pink foam they used for the theater seats? Seems like they used that stuff a lot. It's cool to know that you can sculpt it, I might have to try my hand at it someday.

-Derek

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Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Nanites?
« on: June 03, 2011, 02:41:57 PM »
Went over to Lowe's and couldn't find them for the life of me.  I looked up and down that gutter isle for what seemed like a good 10 minutes.

Hmmm. When I found them they were tucked away in a little bin on the bottom shelf of the gutter isle. If I remember correctly they were loose, i.e. not in a plastic wrap, and sold individually. The ones I found were originally brown, and not white like in the picture. This was a few years ago, so maybe they use something else for gutters now... honestly, I'm not even sure what they are used for, all I know is that it has something to do with gutters :D.

Did you get the chance to ask someone? Maybe take a picture with you for a reference? I went to Lowe's one time to find a part for my bathroom sink and was convinced they didn't have it until my wife forced me to ask... it turned out that I had probably looked right at it several times :D.

-Derek

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