Prep for the 11th annual Maker Faire

In preparation for the Maker Faire I wanted to have some improvements over last year. I have been doing quite a bit, but not much documentation. I replaced my old light system with the fiber optics offered on the astromech forum. They are much nicer, but caused me power problems. I have rewired a little … Continue reading »

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Happy Dance!

So Happy!! Tonight I worked on getting the door lock actuator working so I could finally have my fire extinguisher effect. essentially I just replaced the weak solenoid with the awesome door lock motor that Victor recommended.  I got this one on Amazon for about $7 and free shipping! rigged up by kimncris, on Flickr … Continue reading »

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dirty robot

been working on dirt the last couple of weekends. I hated to do this because he looked so sharp all shiny and white, but it had to be done. here is a goodbye pic getting ready to weather by kimncris, on Flickr I also repaired my front ankle locks which broke last event. clean foot … 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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charge bay indicators

since my A and A kit did not fit so well I decided to make just the backplate instead of mangling the nice kit. I transferred the layout to a piece of 1/8″ aluminum layout by kimncris, on Flickr drilled 1/8″ holes holes by kimncris, on Flickr this was as big as I could get … Continue reading »

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friday night lights

I got my voltage regulators today, so I tried building one like suggested on my breadboard voltage regulator by kimncris, on Flickr 5 volts from 9! by kimncris, on Flickr and after seeing that work I wanted to transfer it to my protoboard DSC07712 by kimncris, on Flickr but it didn’t work what I didn’t … Continue reading »

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blinky blinky

here is the wingshield that Kim got for me some assembly required! wing shield by kimncris, on Flickr also today I did a test on E6000 silicone glue since I ran out of my GE silicone. This stuff is STRONG! I can really pull on these two pieces and they are not going anywhere. I … Continue reading »

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skirt attached, switches installed

I mounted up the skirt today and added my power compartment before I glued down the skirt I drilled some holes to mate with the mounting blocks drill mounting holes by kimncris, on Flickr then I glued on my thin circle of styrene. glue bottom skin by kimncris, on Flickr to temporarily set it and … Continue reading »

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Skirt Done, Body Done!

more progress adding caulk to the ribs and inside corners caulk by kimncris, on Flickr attaching the inside door detail (farewell to this clean door BTW – it is totally trashed as of now…) glue back panel by kimncris, on Flickr one of these doors I was lucky and the VHB worked, but the others … Continue reading »

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weekend of the skirt

been busy the last few days my little flat panel is not staying closed so I tried using these little magnets magnet by kimncris, on Flickr other magnet by kimncris, on Flickr that pretty much does the trick so I siliconed it in place silicone in place by kimncris, on Flickr I used a c … Continue reading »

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