Monthly Archives: March 2013

Allen Americans Hockey Night

tonight the last of my pre-committed events, the Allen Americans hockey game. allen americans 3 by kimncris, on Flickr r2 cheered the 501st guys on from the safety of the edge of the rink at the ice edge by kimncris, on Flickr and was jealous of the bigger robots who got to go skating zamboni … Continue reading »

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restraining bolt

wanted to get busy again – so I made myself a restraining bolt the remains of my old cryocooler became the start of a new bolt start of bolt = cryocooler cutoff piece by kimncris, on Flickr but it was too short so I had to make it in two parts the first part is … Continue reading »

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R2 100% parts complete!

today I set about the last piece I needed to finish R2 on the outside – aside from the weathering. top of dome by kimncris, on Flickr I needed something to fill this circle in the top of the dome here was the plan plans by kimncris, on Flickr the hole is slightly off center, … Continue reading »

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back from all-con had lots of droiding fun kim r2 smile by kimncris, on Flickr 501st photo by kimncris, on Flickr doctor fixes r2 by kimncris, on Flickr r2 dalek by kimncris, on Flickr girl by kimncris, on Flickr r2 girl by kimncris, on Flickr jawa by kimncris, on Flickr boy by kimncris, on Flickr … Continue reading »

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magic panel stuck in place

I siliconed on the magic panel and “silver” plastic cover. It looks a little white-ish in person but in photos it is not so bad. Still does nothing of course. Magic no flash by kimncris, on Flickr Magic flash by kimncris, on Flickr with that – R2 is off to All-Con to see how he … Continue reading »

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legs done

tonight I set my sights on finishing the legs and feet Since I haven’t used the lathe in a while, i thought it would be fun to trim off the excess hose fitting threads that way lathe excess by kimncris, on Flickr new length by kimncris, on Flickr DSC08116 by kimncris, on Flickr also these … Continue reading »

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Holo LIGHT! Whine GONE!

I spent some time not doing my taxes tonight and re-programming R2 Finally after a few mis-steps – the Front Holo Projector is working! HP working by kimncris, on Flickr also very speedy delivery from Dustoff302 – I received his RCA connector version of the Ground Loop Isolator. it works like a charm! No more … Continue reading »

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Fort Worth Science Museum

no rain and successful outing to the museum! Level up science museum 7 by kimncris, on Flickr science museum 9 by kimncris, on Flickr science museum 11 by kimncris, on Flickr science museum 12 by kimncris, on Flickr science museum 16 by kimncris, on Flickr r2 also met his first leia science museum 18 by … Continue reading »

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new coat

R2’s new raincoat arrived. It fits pretty well for something designed to cover something else. Anyway this will hopefully save me from unexpected rain or splashes on long car trips or at outdoor events here in unpredictable Texas Grill cover by kimncris, on Flickr PS. As it turns out, my battery boxes are indeed the … Continue reading »

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