For those of you who donít know, this is a theme that was started by Shannon Ocean. Cyborg raceships are pretty much people who have been surgically attached to machines that race in space. Itís tradition to name these after songs:
I named it after this song for no particular reason, except that it's from a racing game that I like. I donít particularly like this music, but it gets stuck in my head all the time (especially the final lap part, which starts at about 2:06 in the video). Anyways, Dizzy does not have a walking mode, unlike the Barracuda. However, it has retained the organic arms from its original body (although they are useless during an actual race). I would have given it a backstory, but Iím not very good at writing them. I was planning on making a humanoid cyborg race-ship, but Shannon went and posted his Decimator. So much for that idea. UPDATE: Aero-Dynamik.
As you may have guessed from the color scheme, this shipís gimmick is that it can split in half to avoid obstacles. Each half is a fully-functioning cyborg race-ship, although they are both controlled by one brain, which is in the black half (the organic arms are in the white half). It canít stay apart for too long, because itís not easy for one person to control two spaceships at once. This feature is mostly used for quick maneuvers like going around asteroids.
Side view of the white half. The blue dot is an optical sensor. Like those of the Barracuda, Dizzyís optical sensors are capable of infrared and ultraviolet imaging. There is also a solar panel for collecting energy.
Side view of the black half. Pretty much the same thing.
The hatch on the white half opens to reveal the arms. They are a lot more dexterous than the Barracudaís mechanical arms.
The hatch on the black half opens to reveal the brain. Itís kind of hard to see, but itís in the clear dome.
Other side view of the white half. It is held together by magnets. Those blue dots are its main optical sensors. The Technic axle under the magnet fits into a hole in the black half to secure the connection so itís not all wobbly.
Other side view of the black half. Pretty much the same thing.
Front view, showing the four main optical sensors: two for each half so that each one has stereoscopic vision.
Bottom view. You can see the Technic axles stabilizing the magnetic connection.
This is the antenna that allows the brain to communicate with the white half when they are split apart.
Response to Chris Phipson:
To be honest, Ebony and Ivory never even crossed my mind at all.
The idea and the realization are fantastic ! As usual with you, the pictures are clean and very good (it's important) And by the way, now I know what is a cyborg Racer :-)
(PS: answer to your review: Yes, YB is for "Yellow Blue"...Not too original but it's easy to remember lol)
See now, I was thinking you were going to take the easy way out with (everybody sing along) "Ebony and ivory..." Nice work. I see Shannon approves. I was thinking of trying my hand at an "Ocean Approved" (pat. pend.) racer but my idea does not go with a song but an actor... I'll let you guys stew over that for a while. Maybe I'll do it anyway. Great work and looking forward to more! Later ~ Chris.
I was liking the yin-yang look on its own, but splitting to avoid obstacles -- genius. Too bad black is impossible to photograph properly for us mere mortals. I had to invest in Photoshop to enhance my pics of black MOCs, and they're still iffy sometimes. Anyway, I've been thinking I need to make something myself with those magnet pieces I've had for years and years and never used... STAY OUT OF MY HEAD, MAN!
I like it
April 10, 2008
verry cool check out my "diffrences" moc. (and all others too)
Oh snap dude, what a TERRIFIC idea! I love it! Great to see the original tosro retained, the colour scheme (black and white: THE hardest to photograph), the brilliant concept overall. Did I mention I love it? And please feel free to build us your humanoid cybord racer idea; I don't think just cuz someone builds something first it means it's "theirs" by any means. Build away! PS: I checked out that 'Dizzy' song-arrggh! Now it's in my head too! Get it out!!