Forget about those inflatable dinosaur costumes. If you really want to be convincing as a dinosaur and looks menacing at the same time, you need to do what Dutch engineering student Esmée Kramer did: Projector Raptor: A Mechanical Dinosaur Costume.

Now, the name “Mechanical Dinosaur Costume” may not sound as impressive, but trust me, you will be blown away by how life-like it is and engineering effort put into it. Btw, Project Raptor was a personal project; not a school project or anything like that.

Mechanical Dinosaur Costume

It started last summer (2018) and only completely sometime in May this year (2019). Almost a year in the making with her spare time, Kramer has created a beyond awesome mechanical Raptor that features articulated head that not only moves up and down and side to side, but rotates too.

Plus, it has movable arms (though no articulated digits. Perhaps, version 2.0 will have?) and a snapping jaw. OK, may be not quite ‘snapping’, but it sure can pick up things! All the movements are controllable using a pair of handle while Esmée is inside the mechanical beast.

And oh, it has a tail that whips around when Esmée move her body and returning to straight position when the movement stops. Absolutely brilliant! Now, all this mechanical beast need is a realistic looking skin to complete the “scare-the-shit-out-of-people” look. Go on and have a look at Esmée Kramer the Mechanical Raptor in action in the video embedded below.

NOW READ  New NERF DinoSquad Blasters' Dino Deco Is A Refreshing Break From The Usual High-tech Aesthetics

Images: YouTube (Esmée Kramer).

Source: Laughing Squid.

Published by Mike

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.