My Volus what I went and did

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My Volus what I went and did

Post by A Docile Sloth » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:39 pm

I've been spending the last 9 months making my own life size Volus. As it happens he's finished just in time for N7 Day and I thought I'd share here encase anyone was interested.

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Making of gallery: http://imgur.com/gallery/3BMZh

He's made out of EVA foam, chicken wire and felt. PIR and tilt sensors tell him when to talk (with lines from all Volus from all three Mass Effects) via an Arduino. His mouth lights flash as he talks and he occasionally blinks. All in all, he was pretty fun to make. Plus I learnt the Dutch for glue (lijm) and Velcro/hook and loop tape (klittenband), so there's that :P
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Re: My Volus what I went and did

Post by Gwynzer » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:22 pm

That is fantastic.
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Re: My Volus what I went and did

Post by RazY70 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:38 pm

Nice! :clap:

What else does it do? And what's a Volus?
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Re: My Volus what I went and did

Post by A Docile Sloth » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:05 pm

The Volus are a species from the Mass Effect games.

It doesn't do much else. Each time you turn it on it assumes a different character from the game, so one time it may be Barla Von, another time Dorlan and so on.
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Re: My Volus what I went and did

Post by RazY70 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:39 pm

Oh,cool. I haven't played Mass Effect.
Seems you can turn him to a pizza delivery guy.

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Re: My Volus what I went and did

Post by undrt0w » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:21 am

Wow!! That's frekin brilliant! Nicely done! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

PS. These ladies from the pizza video are dressed way too hot. :oops:
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Re: My Volus what I went and did

Post by BLUE9TOR » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:15 am

Pretty cool, Sloth!! :clap: :clap:

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Re: My Volus what I went and did

Post by Róka » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:04 pm

undrt0w wrote:Wow!! That's frekin brilliant! Nicely done! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

PS. These ladies from the pizza video are dressed way too hot. :oops:
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Re: My Volus what I went and did

Post by undrt0w » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:14 am

wtf did i just watch ? :D
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