Matrix Cosplay : Agent Bug

A prop I’ve admired for a long time is the tracking bug the Agents use to track Neo in The Matrix.

There is little reference material for these out there, with the easiest-to-find photos being of the oversized prop they used for the closeup as the bug was dropped from the car after being removed from Neo.

I was more interested in creating the prop in its normal size and as far as I was able to find, the quick glances of the prop in the film are all there are to go off.

Having recently got myself a benchtop lathe, I decided to have a crack at making one as a weekend project and after a troubled build produced the device pictured below.

The Matrix agent tracking bug prop