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  Finally had some time to do some painting
Posted by: kylecampbell - 08-09-2019, 11:13 PM - Forum: kylecampbell - Replies (2)

Colin my Droid has just been sitting around unpainted all year.  So finally had some time this week to fix that and get the sandpaper out again and spend hour after hour after hour sanding...
What joy. Actually really nice as its been great weather this week and sitting in the garden listening to the radio and drinking tea and sanding and adding undercoat is not so bad! 

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This is using Rustoleum "Heirloom" white which is too creamy I think [I got the paint cheap in bulk so can't complain].   I have ordered the basic "white" so will use that as a final topcoat.   
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The topcoat paint is certainly filling in a lot of the imperfections. 
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This bag is almost full of empties, below
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  Hidden USB coin return mod
Posted by: Eebel - 07-08-2019, 11:47 PM - Forum: Eebel - No Replies

Here is a mod for the front coin return on the Mark III body.   This is going into my R5. When I get around to it. I will mod my version 2 R2 the same way.



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  R5-D4 Bad Motivator
Posted by: Eebel - 07-02-2019, 08:45 PM - Forum: Eebel - Replies (2)

Here is a short clip of my ops check of the bad motivator smoke machine.  It uses a 5v Arduino-controlled relay to trigger the mini air pump and power to the .15 Ohm heating coil of the vape cartridge.  I used just pure vegetable glycerin in the cartridge.  My biggest concern is the amp that heater draws.  I only run it for three seconds.  The online Ohms Law calculator says that it will draw a massive 33 Amps (eek).  As you may be able to see in the video, I put a 30 Amp fuse in the circuit and it did not blow.

When I put my meter on the coil it measure .7 Ohms.  So maybe the .15 is only when it is hot.  Can anyone who know how this stuff works comment?


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  R5-D4 Eyes
Posted by: Eebel - 06-25-2019, 10:09 AM - Forum: Eebel - No Replies

Here is a quick video of my R5's eyes.  I posted the .stl files on Thingiverse. The lighting effects you see are a simple strand test from the Adafruit example sketch. I will eventually have several states such as Quiet, Sad, Happy, Excited, Angry, Bad Motivator, Busy, etc.

I used Adafruit NeoPixels to light up the eyes and 10mm and 6mm glass cabochons from Amazon for lenses.  The main eyes use door peephole devices also from Amazon. 




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  R5-D4/R2-D2 Buzz Saw
Posted by: Eebel - 06-15-2019, 01:51 PM - Forum: Eebel - Replies (2)

This technically should go in my R5-Build log.  However, it is not set up yet.

Here is my first draft of a modified Mark III body middle ring.  I plan on cutting out a couple other panels to hide power switched and a USB programming port.  The buzz saw design is based on Dejarik creations.


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  New Driod for people to build Diodeka
Posted by: phul007 - 06-04-2019, 11:42 PM - Forum: Off Topic - No Replies

My Patreon guy Geoff is releasing a 1:1 scale model of the Driodeka.

Geoffs Patreon Page

If you want it just subsribe to his patreon.
I don't have the space for the 1:1 scale so will go 1:3 as my Man Cave is filling up fast.

This is only what has released so far.

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He also has a General Grievous bust but will be a 1:1 scale soon

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  R5-D4 Sound Files
Posted by: Eebel - 05-22-2019, 03:33 PM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (1)

Anyone have any idea if there any official R5-D4 sound files out there?


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  Ironman done
Posted by: phul007 - 05-13-2019, 05:43 AM - Forum: phul007 - Replies (9)

[Image: attachment.php?aid=1555]Still have to wire up the leds but apart from that he is done finally!!!!
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I just have to start working on the stormtrooper, the armour is printed but a lot of adjusting is needed!

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  BT-1 dome
Posted by: Mrplasma - 05-03-2019, 03:10 AM - Forum: Mrplasma - No Replies

I'm working on printing Mr baddeleys dome. I have helped him with the dome by making the the eye part. Hoping to see more BT-1 in the world! 

Anyway I'm about 2 day at 10% .1 layer at 30% infill just to make the dome strong.


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Posted by: scamper - 05-02-2019, 03:10 PM - Forum: Site News, Issues and Questions - Replies (4)

I thought I saw someone had a spreadsheet for the printed parts for R2. but have done a search and cannot seem to find it again.
Has anyone done up a spreadsheet just with the list of parts and columns for filling in time, done, date or whatever or even a filled in sheet that can delete the data and start again (keeping parts list obviously)
I am around 40 to 50 pieces into the print and realise that this is going to get confusing very quickly if I don't do something quick.
Thanks in advance.

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