"They will hunt you to the edge of the Earth for this."
Blomkamp is still the new school of scifi really but I fell in love with the universe the guy created with in the first 10 minutes of district 9.
Then I saw Elysium and it instantly went into my top 5 movies list. The only bad thing was Fosters ADR, they should have just kept the French accent!
The exo controller for the exo suit Max wears is something I instantly wanted to make. I will not lie, this took its toll on me.
When researching the prop I found out each exo suit had 3 different head controllers that made it in to different parts of the movie. Each one a little different. So I took the best parts of all three Max wore and merged them. It's not something anyone will notice but a pain in the behind for a prop maker.
It had to look the part but then screen also had to work and "hack". So all the casings and spine segments where 3d designed and printed. Then painted with a metallic paint and finished with clear coat.
All decals are vinyl and every arrow, letter and line is hand placed, even on the cable.
The screen is a 1.5 inch adafruit module and its powered by a custom board. The board cycles through a fun UI that mimics the read out from the movie. BUT I also programmed in a Deauther too. It will mess with wifi where ever I am wearing it. Don't worry this can be turned off via my phone.
A little bit of me goes into each and every prop. This thing took a chunk from me. Making everything work how I wanted and making it look how it had to was a pain but having it be wearable was a whole other story.
The electronics took 3 attempts to get right too so you can understand why I have so much pride in this one.
The prop is made with space inside if you want to add in electronics for the screen, Ive also added the art work I use n the screen and a silhouette file for all the little details just in case you have a plotter.