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Femtabyte "Pigbyte"
A new kind of Byte! I hope you like this one, guys.
About this creation
(Before any of you get excited, no, this is not a bionicle in any way other than physical build. Bytes and spheroids in my storyline originate entirely separately from any bionicle-related things, and in fact tie in more with ArcheoGenis, the Mysterions and MAOX. This guy is the newest breed of byte, the Femtabyte, which is sand green.)

Name: Pigbyte (Orbis sus)
Gender: +/-
Species: Byte
Race: Femtabyte
Occupation: Surveillance Drone
Prevailing Element: Fear
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Typical Tool(s): Sensors, Antennae, Scanning Gun
MOC Status: Disassembled






Bytes are the equivalent of rahi to matoran, or domesticated animals to us humans. They are less intelligent than their spheroid masters/keepers but are crucial to the running of the network organism/planets they inhabit. Each plays a different role, but only Spheroids (Orbis sapiens) are truly self-aware. Bytes rarely leave their planet of origin. Unlike Spheroids, bytes are also born/manufactured with their body and are fused to it, unlike spheroids which can build, connect and disconnect at will. They also posess an eye with a pupil. Spheroid-vision works slightly differently, although Femtabytes get a little of both worlds.

Also note that the spheroid emotions and corresponding colours are based according to the Byte classifications.



Pigbyte's classification is "Femtabyte" as defined by us humans. Spheroids assosciate these bytes with fear and alarm. Considering the primary function of Femtabytes, this isn't surprising. They primarily act as surveillance systems, alarms and are the second most common form of byte to be found naturally outside a Spheroidia's atmosphere, in space.



The Femtabyte known as Pigbyte (Orbis sus) is a surveillance byte that operates widely throughout the internal passages of Spheroidia. Walking realively slowly on four pointed limbs, it constantly listens in on every sound in its surroundings, and watches for every radiation emission. Considering the dazzling lightshow and noise in a Spheroidia, this is no mean feat.



The scanner gun most Pigbytes are equipped with allows them to detect malfunctions, misemissions and viral corruption in other bytes as well as machines and surfaces. Any minor faults are reported directly to the nearest Neutral or Terrabyte in the area, depending on what is wrong and what sort of response is needed.



Sometimes the problem is more emergency status, such as the detection of alien signals within Spheroidia, or, worse, viral signals. At this point the Pigbyte collapses and flips over.



So now we see why it is called the pigbyte. When the Spheroidia on Deimos was penetrated, Pigbytes scanend the humans entering and immediately ran away in this form emitting a high-pitched screeching noise much like a small pig. They run quickly in a similar fashion. The name stuck.



The screeching is of course a warning signal accompanied by very complex blasts of radiation to all nearby Bytes and Spheroids - namely the Terrabytes. When it is a viral that is detected, the Pigbyte will even open fire on it as it flees, using the scanner gun as a powerful laser blaster.



The Femtabyte isn't completely my idea. It came from a brainstorm on Mibbit between myself, Clockwork Tempest and a few others. We saw that we never invented bytes for the hero-factory 1.0 spheres or the tan spheres available from one of the dinosaur sets. Since I have a lot of Sand-green we decided that I would create the Femtabyte, and CT (who isn't afraid of using Bricklink) would make the Non-emotional byte. He's still got other projects going on at the moment, though. The femtabyte (10^(15) bytes) used the colour I already used for fear on Spheroids, so their role as spies, surveillance and alarm drones was created to fit with that.

Also, I just love its expression on the main picture, listening out for stuff, don't you? :P



Comments

 I like it 
  March 12, 2012
cool
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  November 13, 2011
im confused on the gender it says +/- so is it a boy or a girl (not that it matters that much) really cool idea with the head!! I might have to try it out some time!! 5 smiles :D
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  October 4, 2011
Nice robot!
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  September 7, 2011
awesome
Gringat the Repugnant
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JPfan65 Studios
  September 3, 2011
I Love The Shade Of Green Used =D !
Gringat the Repugnant
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Toa Oblivious ,Master of Earth
  August 30, 2011
love it!
Gringat the Repugnant
Peter Crasher the Powerlord
  August 28, 2011
You should check this guy out: http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/78981
 I like it 
  August 28, 2011
The MOC is excellent(a tip of the hat for the sand-green kepi), but you got your facts wrong: in the International System of Units, the prefix for 10^15 is "peta-", and "femto-" is for 10^-15. Was "femta-" used at some point?
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  August 27, 2011
Its funny when some people (Me) found out the same idea.....
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  August 26, 2011
... broken pics :( But I'm sure it's awesome, so get this smiley.
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  August 26, 2011
Awesome! I love the head design! Great job!
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  August 26, 2011
The designs on this are a work of GENIUS! Awesome work yet again!
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  August 26, 2011
It looks like it came from star wars
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  August 26, 2011
Ah, so this is the Femtabyte you were telling me about! Lovely work mate! Gotta love all that lovely Sand Green, amazing work mate! I really like how you used the sand green hat on him, nice work ;)
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  August 25, 2011
very nice,and great legs design
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  August 25, 2011
I love the whole idea of the Byte line, and this is another wonderful creation to add to it. Nice work.
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  August 25, 2011
LOL! great job!
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  August 25, 2011
Another amazing creation for the Spheroid and Byte family! As always, the knees are great and the heads never cease to amaze me.
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  August 25, 2011
Awsome! The sphere-holding bit looks great. I just can't get over how brilliant the "knees" are! I'm going to have to steal them, I'm afraid. Terrific job.
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  August 25, 2011
Neat legs and 'ears'!
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  August 25, 2011
nice byte :) the design reminds me of a vehicle in a game XD
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  August 25, 2011
Excellent! The leg technique is genius!
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  August 25, 2011
Sweet. The system techniques are great. :)
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  August 25, 2011
SO ppl still talk in Mibbit? anyways, awesome new moc ! I really like the concept of bytes and it's actually a good thing that they are NOT bionicles. I thing we should start a group for Bytes and Spheroids !
 I like it 
  August 25, 2011
The fact that it can switch forms is great. I also like the connection used for the "knees" of the byte.
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  August 25, 2011
Ooooooh!!! Me like! :D
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  August 25, 2011
I had forgetten about the bytes,still,nice work mate.:D
 
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