hello everyone i'm Nicolas, from punta arenas, chile (now you know why i write bad in english) as you can see i'm new in all these of electronics...and i want to make a war machine armor with some animatronics controled from the handplates...i was thinking in add: -The ex-wife in the left shoulder -A misile pod in the right shoulder -The movement...up/down of the faceplate -The movement of the minigun (both sides, up and down) and the rotation of minigun I had to say that i didn't start the making of the armor yet (i think i will do it with foam, because here where i live is hard to found some materials like resin, fiberglass, etc.)...first i want to know what are the things that i can do to make it awesome...well, that is all i have to say...thanks to all... see you later
I think everything you want to do is possible. The MkIII suit I worked on had several functions (helmet, hip pods, flaps, forearm missile and shoulder rockets) all controlled through the gloves. You could have the minigun move through a programmed sequence no problem. You will probably want to reinforce the foam suit wherever you want a panel to move as well as the minigun mounts as foam is not very rigid.
after finish the build i want to reinforce it with wood glue...i don't know if this is enought....and...which materials i need to do the animatronics? i was watching some videos where they use servos and arduinos...but i don't know how to make work all of this...thanks