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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby wingnut2 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:34 pm

corelki2005 wrote:At present without the main electronics, batteries, centre leg it weighs in at just over 5Kg, I would therefore imagine it will be around 7-8Kg when complete

So around 3 bags of sugar :lol:
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:14 pm

Have had issues 89-92 delivered today and have assembled them

Issues 89-91 are the centre leg

issue 92 is the battery box and a usb charger - nothing to do with this issue until issue 100

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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:15 pm

issue 89 the left side assembled
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Postby corelki2005 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:16 pm

issue 90 - the right side
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:17 pm

issue 91 - base of foot
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Postby corelki2005 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:18 pm

the completed leg
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Postby corelki2005 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:20 pm

The frame with all three legs attached
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Postby corelki2005 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:23 pm

and finally with the front and back body coverings fitted but not screwed in place

for the size conscious people on here he now stands 36cm tall at the front, 14inches in old money :)
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:24 pm

Next time is the start of the internal wiring and adding the MCU
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby royjess » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:55 pm

Coming along nicely :mrgreen:
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:37 pm

issues 93-96 have arrived

issue 93 case for the pcb supplied with issue 53 plus its bracket
issue 94 R2D2s brain - the MCU
issues 95 and 96 are the dome motor and bracketry

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Postby corelki2005 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:40 pm

the first parts of the dome brackets was assembled
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Postby corelki2005 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:41 pm

Then the motor was added to its bracket
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Postby corelki2005 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:46 pm

Finally all parts were fitted together
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:48 pm

Here is a picture of R2D2 temporarily assembled until the final parts arrive in January
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:42 am

The last 4 issues have arrived

not much to actually show construction wise as it is mainly connecting the cables

anyhow here are pics of what was included with each issue

Issue 97 - digital camera and cable name tags
issue 98 - head sensor buffers and brackets for the head pcb
issue 99 - head pcb
issue 100 - mains adaptor, screw covers and sticker with button designations on

no pic of the head pcb , its in an antistatic bag
no pic of mains adaptor- anyone not seen one of these :D
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:47 am

I actually finished the assembly last night

this morning I inserted the batteries and done the start up procedure and all I can say after all the hassle other people have had on the Modelspace forum is





HE LIVES !!! :D :D :D :D
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby wingnut2 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:42 pm

corelki2005 wrote:I actually finished the assembly last night
this morning I inserted the batteries and done the start up procedure and all I can say after all the hassle other people have had on the Modelspace forum is
HE LIVES !!! :D :D :D :D

Hey Nick :) all I can say is well done :clap: :clap: the finished model does you credit :clap:
but your "dustbin lid" deserves a rest ;)
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:39 pm

I will have you know both my "dustbins" are hard working and have served me well :D :D :D :D :D :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:


A pic of my two droids, just need a 1/2 scale c3-p0
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby number1 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:23 pm

Well done corelki2005, glad to see you brought R2D2 to "life"
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