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Cygnus 1

Front View, Holding a Plasma Rifle (72k)
Cygnus 2

Front View, Standing at Attention (76k)
Cygnus 3

Rear View (87k)
Cygnus 4

Front View, in Hand-to-Hand Combat Mode (92k)
Cygnus 5

Another Front View, with Close-Up of Pivoted Upper Torso - Notice the Arms and Hands (87k)
Cygnus 6

Close-Up of Chest and Head (62k)
Cygnus 7

Extreme Close-Up (although a little fuzzy) of Hand and Arm (67k)
Cygnus 8

Extreme Close-Up (very fuzzy) View of Legs - Notice the Knee and Ankle Joints (57k)

This is my best robot construction to date. I decided to name it Cygnus. It stands 20 inches tall and has fully operable shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle joints. It also has working hands with three fingers and a thumb. It took me about 38 hours to build, not including the 20 or so hours of reengineering time for various parts. My first try at the legs left them WAY too big for the scale, so I had to reengineer them (wasting an entire day). I had the same problem with the shoulders.

I didn't document any instructions. But, if anyone has any requests for "how-to" about specific aspects of Cygnus, feel free to e-mail me and I will do my best to explain what I did.

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