DIY Edge of Tomorrow Exoskelleton From Household Materials

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DIY Edge of Tomorrow Exoskelleton From Household Materials


This incredible exoskeleton, patterned after the film Edge of Tomorrow, is actually built from basic household items. Peter Kokis poured over 300 hours of work into creating this movie replica with painstaking detail. He used all kinds of peculiar items in this build. It can be surprising what interesting shapes you can create with household items.

mousetrap,  kitchen egg timer,  hair clipper spacer,  6 toilet paper roll holders,  air hose, digital voltmeter,  handy talky,  ergonomic bottle opener,  6 lawn sprinklers,  weightlifting belt, 4 shoe formers,  7 kneepads,  3 bicycle frame bottle holders,  3 egg slicers,  3 water gun mags, 52 velcro straps,  3 compasses,  door hinge,  5 flashlights,  6 flower pot bases,  telephone cords, 2 hacksaw handles,  lots of ice skate blade guards,  2 toolbox lids,  toolkit box,  4 utility boxes,  nomex flight gloves,  faux flight suit,  Army boots,  lots of military web gear,  headband,  3 faucet strainers,  paintball mask,  ski goggles,  sport helmet,  4 hockey leg guards,  2 shin guards,  ShopVac parts,  door closer parts,  4 spraypaint can pistol grips,  embroidered skull,  wire bundle hangers, outdoor outlet cover,  nylon rope,  thermos parts,  swimmers’ kick board,  fish tank manifold, 4 storage bin dividers,  2 electrical connector bars,  2 radiator knobs,  toy truck parts,  toy rifle, lots of plumbing supplies,  lots of vitamin and soda bottlecaps,  lots of electrical tubing

It looks incredible, as though it walked right out of the movie. While it looks like it could weigh a ton, he says it weighs 150 pounds. Not quite light, but certainly not as impossible to carry as it appears at first. Then a gain, I personally might need an exoskeleton just to be able to lug around 150 lbs all day!


0 thoughts on “DIY Edge of Tomorrow Exoskelleton From Household Materials

  1. Matt Richardson says:

    Really impressive. It’s fun to try to identify the different household parts in the photos. Is that a multimeter on his chest?

    1. Cliff Hartle says:

      Well I see a bike water bottle holder. Can’t find the mouse trap

  2. Matthew Q says:

    The mousetrap has got to be a self closing hinge right? That’s how I see using it. Self propelled top gun deployment. To geared servo rope to retract it. Much Props for the MAKE and Keep on Pushing forward..

  3. Edohiguma says:

    It’s cute. But not terrifying.

    Adeptus Astartes power armor, that is terrifying. Because its operated by a genetically upgraded super soldier who moves faster and more agile in his heavy armor than any normal human ever could.

    That said, what’s the point of an exoskeleton without armor? That makes it unfit for battlefield use.

    I will not watch the movie, because in typical Hollywood racism, they changed the main character to crappy white bread played by Tom “I’m a total loon” Cruise.

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