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Well, I've got about 450 photos documenting my build.  But I got R2 on his feet finally and I though I would jump to this picture and eventually I'll go and post the photos that got him to this point.

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Eebel


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At least he is standing :-)
So the work continues?
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He is looking amazing.
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Yes.

His dome is already fully automated with Marcduino Teeces lighting, except for the periscope (a work in progress). Also, I may automate his top circular panel, His body will have three servo-operated doors: Gripper Arm, Data Panel lights, Charge Bay Indicator lights (glynnharper), and Interface Arm. I will be using the SHADOW Marcduino control system with the PS3 dual wand system. My current challenge is designing his electrical power system so I don't turn him into an R2-D2 toaster.

His first appearance will be at Dragon*Con in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend. I'll be going as Luke Skywalker on Dagobah. If I have time, I'll build a Yoda puppet in a backpack.

I spent all day today installing the greebles on his body (I'll post another pic once it is light outside). I will admit that I probably spent at least an hour just marveling at what was sitting on the floor. Wow, he is finally real! I'm not building an R2-D2, I have built one!

Warm fuzzy.

Eebel
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I can't wait till I get to the same stage. :-)
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(06-12-2018, 05:51 AM)Eebel Wrote: His first appearance will be at Dragon*Con in Atlanta  on Labor Day weekend.  I'll be going as Luke Skywalker on Dagobah.  If I have time, I'll build a Yoda puppet in a backpack.

He is way too pristine for Dagobah. Can you bring yourself to dirty him up?
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(06-12-2018, 06:39 AM)Martyman Wrote:
(06-12-2018, 05:51 AM)Eebel Wrote: His first appearance will be at Dragon*Con in Atlanta  on Labor Day weekend.  I'll be going as Luke Skywalker on Dagobah.  If I have time, I'll build a Yoda puppet in a backpack.

He is way too pristine for Dagobah. Can you bring yourself to dirty him up?

I'm researching ways to weather him.  I don't think I want to go with all of the mud in the Dagobah scenes.  However, perfectly clean droids are not to be trusted... hehe.

Eebel
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Just a quick overview... getting closer.

Eebel
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H Eebel, your finish work looks outstanding!

I'm curious about your drive wheels, do you get enough traction with the drive wheel in the rear position? I thought from reading on the astromech forums that it was better to put the drive wheel in front and the omni wheels to the rear because of the weight distribution?
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(06-25-2018, 03:34 AM)MavicPro Wrote: H Eebel, your finish work looks outstanding!  

I'm curious about your drive wheels, do you get enough traction with the drive wheel in the rear position?  I thought from reading on the astromech forums that it was better to put the drive wheel in front and the omni wheels to the rear because of the weight distribution?

Thanks, many hours of bondo,primer, and sanding.  I just bought the paint to weather him and will be dirtying him up a bit as you can't trust a clean droid!

Some of the pictures are assembled as per the Fusion 360 files.  However, this put the boots backwards.  So, I have swapped sides and the drive wheels are now in front.  I am hoping to get his electronics bay installed today and I will be able to find out if  "This droid has a bad motivator unit." or not.

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