yours fit perfectly

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I’ll watch the night turn light blue
But it’s not the same without you
Because it takes two to whisper quietly
The silence isn’t so bad
‘Till I look at my hands and feel sad
'Cause the spaces between my fingers
Are right where yours fit perfectly 

vanilla twilight - owl city

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When I was younger, my mom used to just listen to her friends bragging about their sons. She just listened to them without saying anything. So I thought I want to make my mom be proud of her son too. And today, I made my parents proud thanks to you (ARMY).” - KSJ

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Guess what kiddos…. WE FINALLY FINISHED THE RHYS ROBO ARM TUTORIAL! NOW LETS GET STARTEDDD


Materials used:

  • Worbla (or Wonderflex) (about 1 and a half sheets of XL)
  • Craft foam
  • Foam board
  • Exacto knife
  • Scissors
  • Wood glue
  • Toilet paper roll (for the elbow)
  • Gesso
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Elastic straps (black)
  • Velcro (black)
  • Fucktons of fast drying super glue
  • Lights (I got my lights at Adafruit.com) (blue lights:LINK Red Lights:LINK)
  • Soldering iron
  • Copper wire 
  • Clear plastic (I used plastic from a clear storage box lol)
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint pens (black and white)
  • Matte spray Sealant

STEPS

1. Download and print the PDF [LINK] (pdf includes printing instructions & actual sized patterns for each piece)

I REPEAT, THE PDF IS ALL THE HARD WORK DONE FOR YOU!  IT INCLUDES THE PEICES FOR THE ARM IN ACTUAL SIZE WHEN PRINTED ON REGULAR PRINTER PAPER! (8.5 x 11) :)

2. Cut out patterns.  Because the pattern is fit to my arm, it may not fit your arm  perfectly.  Therefore make adjustments where needed.

*****Note that I have not included the shoulder or the fingers.  That is because those pieces will need the most modifications to fit you.  See picture to see what the basic shape of the fingers will look like… (one piece of worbla… so no craft foam or sandwiching)

YEAH YEAH MY GLOVE IS INSIDE OUT BITE ME.

3.  Transfer the paper patterns from the pdf to craft foam and cut out.

4.  Now the fun part - WORBLA (or Wonderflex)!  Sandwich the craft foam in worbla.  (If you don’t know the Sandwich method then please refer to Kamui’s Worbla tutorial [ LINK ]

****Elbow piece is a little different because instead of using craft foam as a base… you will use a toilet paper roll… cut to fit your elbow and cut open to fit your elbow inside.  Cover the roll in worbla. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it until it was finished because I’m a hot mess.

5.  After the worbla is sandwiched and extra on the edges is cut,  Re-heat the piece and begin folding along the lines.  Let cool to keep shape.

****If you are adding lights… make sure you cut out the pieces where you want the light to shine through (on forearm and upper arm).

****Also on the forearm you will notice that there is a piece that bumps out of the arm with a blue and red light.  That is the only piece that requires the use of the clear plastic.  Cut the plastic to triangular shape + small square for red light.  Sand pieces so that when the light hits the surface… the light fills out the space.  Glue piece to worbla and finally to arm piece…. MAKE SURE TO ADD THE LIGHTS IN BEFORE YOU GLUE TO FOREARM!

Below is an example of the clear plastic before and after sanding to give it that clouded look so the light distributes properly.

6.  When all pieces are assembled.  Apply 2-3 coats of wood glue.  Then 2 layers of gesso (sand between each coat). As you can see below each of the pieces are at different stages of coats.

TIP: If you decide to use lights in your robot arm, a great place to hide the battery pack is in the bicep piece! I WAS ABLE TO HIDE 2 OF THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS IN THERE YEAHHHH 

****unfortunately you are going to need 3 battery packs because the red sequins (you need 2) need separate battery packs or else the light won’t be as bright. unless you can find a battery pack that can power both sequins at full power.

7.  After all the pieces have been properly coated with wood glue and gesso, you’re ready to start PAINTINGGGG.  This part is pretty simple, just add a few coats of acrylic paint (yellow) with a bit of white to make it look kinda uneven and worn or whatever. Add white stripes where needed (use painters tape to keep lines straight).  Dirty up with watered down blacks and brown acrylics.  And finally cel-shade with paint pens (along every edge).

IM SORRY MY GARAGE IS SUCH A MESS I AM FILTH

8. Seal with MATTE sealant (this is important because if its a shiny sealant it takes away from the cel-shaded effect!)

9. When it comes to the lights, I always make sure to install all that wire shit last, makes it easier and you don’t have to worry about getting paint on everything, but don’t forget to make sure the lights are working properly!

****I forgot to take a test picture of the piece above when it was painted, but I’m literally just holding the lights there to test how bright it is, so no I didn’t put in the lights juuuust yet.

Because scrolling up to the top of this post is probably a pain by now, I’ll just repost the links to where I got the lights

I always get my lights at Adafruit.com. 

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE BATTERY PACK LAB?!!!? 

shhhhh its okay the links take you to a starter pack, so it comes with everything you need baby (with the exception of a few extra copper wires for soldering the red sequins)

10.  Grab a shirtless ab-tastic sidekick (or whoever you have available) to help you size the piece onto your arm with elastic straps.

****For fingers you will only need to attach with the glue the top fingers to a black glove (make sure you have all the parts of the finger on before gluing!  And careful not to glue your fingers to the glove!  As for the palm… attach black fabric to the back of the worbla and use the fabric to sew the piece to the glove.

FINISHED PRODUCT:


And lastly BRO FIST YOUR BRO because now you have an insanely cool robo arm to make any Hyperion Jackass jealous!

Feel free to message us if you have any questions!  And bro, share any progress with us because we’re bros, bro!

To see more of our work … 

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I’m starting to accept the fact that I will always be in love with you. No matter how hard I’ve tried, you still managed to occupy my thoughts morning from night. No matter how hard I try, I still remember the first night we met. I still remember your touch and how it lingered a little too long, but neither of us minded. I remember the way your eyes never seemed to stray from my face. That the possibility of blinking would somehow erase me. I remember the way we fit perfectly, your arm wrapped around my waist, synchronized. Like lost lovers that somehow spent their eternity searching for one another. I’ve still yet to find another body that fits so perfectly with mine. I remember the way you couldn’t say goodbye, because neither of us wanted me to leave the next day, so you shook my hand, something I’ve never let you live down. I remember your facial expression, you were trying your hardest to keep it together, we both were. But I spent that night lying awake crying. With a pain so foreign. It was that day that made me believe in love at first sight, I haven’t seen you since but you’re touch still somehow lingers. Till this day I’ve yet to discover if I’m grateful or tortured by it. I know you don’t love me anymore, I know her touch is the only one you crave. I know you stay up late at night thinking about her. The same way I think about you. And I know the realistic part of me knows you’ve somehow managed to condense me into some little irrelevant speck in your life. But the part of me that clings onto false hope, desperately wonders if I cross your mind from time to time, and if I haunt you. Sad thing is, I still remember the way I had trouble breathing around you, and now I have trouble breathing without you

My Father took this photo of his Cross-Country Buds Circa 77’ on their way back from a several month trip too Portland Or., from Long Beach Ca. This was way before nice camping, cycling, sleeping, or any type of good gear was available at all. These dudes were truly ruffing it “Funhogg style” , and the images I have of their adventures truly inspire my own excursions every day. I truly feel as if this photo screams “Patagonia”, its a great example of rough, human powered conquering of the useless that fits your image perfectly. And even though its impossible to tell, two of the five guys in the photo had Patagonia windbreakers on at the time. “ Patagonia/ Chouinard-Equipment gear was the most durable at the time, and we were able to push ourselves harder”  - My Old Man  Aka Mike Sousa 

The Photo was taken at the California Border, in 1977 by my dad, then was shared along with six others by myself, via my insta page. 

My dads name: Michael Sousa 

My Name : Scott Sousa 

My Instagram : https://instagram.com/thekeepitlocalstuff/  , or @thekeepitlocalstuff 

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