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In this charmingly earnest video, 11 year old Joseph DeRose (and his dad Tony) give us a tour of the Metroid Arm Cannon they’re building for Joseph’s Halloween costume. Tony and his kids made the popular Saphira for Maker Faire Bay Area 2010 and the Potato Gatling Gun for Maker Faire Bay Area 2009. As you can see, these guys go all out. There’s a lot more to do on Joe’s costume. The Project: Varia website tracks his progress. Can’t wait to see the whole thing put together. I love how, when he’s demoing the modes of the Arm Cannon, he adds the recoil each time he fires it. We’re right there with you, Joseph! [Thanks, Michelle!]

Project: Varia: Arm Cannon

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Jonathan says:

    Legit! :) That’s an awesome build!

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