drivetrain

Cure Duchenne

today on adventures in R2 – broken chain! I took R2 to the Cure Duchenne event in Dallas this weekend. It started off well enough, but the thick textured carpet may have been extra trouble. Cure Duchenne by kimncris, on Flickr Cure Duchenne by kimncris, on Flickr Claw machine by kimncris, on Flickr Prize machine … Continue reading »

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Back on 3 legs

this weekend I wanted to get R2 driving if I was to have any chance of making the prop party and the maker fest in the next few weeks. Plus we are having visitors, so he needs to be presentable. I had to take apart my feet to get them into the shells take apart … Continue reading »

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Agony of De-feet

One thing to note – always wear safety glasses when using superglue! I was gluing one of these parts and glue sprayed out unecxpectedly right in my face! Luckily I was wearing my glasses. Now there is a spot on them – but at least not in my eye. so here we go – outside … Continue reading »

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Sunday Drive

Tried working on the sound issues today, and after a lot of experimentation I find it totally unreliable, even after renaming clips to the TRACK001.MP3 format and reducing the number of clips to test with, it just plays random clips, or sometimes no clip at all. The volume control works, sometimes, but for the most … Continue reading »

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Stephanie – No Disassemble!

back to r2 after a long week at work I decided to use pennies to center the rockler on the frame I measured it first and it seemed to be about 5 pennies worth, plus a little tape width of 5 pennies by kimncris, on Flickr here it is centered pennies in place by kimncris, … Continue reading »

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second foot done

spent some time working on my feet today the first one my holes did not line up so well, so for this one i used a translucent plastic scrap to make a guide holes by kimncris, on Flickr holes pattern by kimncris, on Flickr which worked! brackets by kimncris, on Flickr I left a little … Continue reading »

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second foot

back from comic-con, I get a start on my second foot this weekend. It is so ungodly hot here that it made things slow going, but I got as far as the wheels installed and the longer of the two chain drives made. I tried to copy the first one as best as I could … Continue reading »

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drivetrain revised

today I reversed the drive gears and now it runs a little slower I think. Also I cleaned up the mounting bracket and added some spacers. This one is pretty much done I guess. revised by kimncris, on Flickr close up by kimncris, on Flickr life would be sweet if I didn’t have to start … Continue reading »

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drivetrain progress

I continued today trying to assemble a wood drive system where do the wheels go? by kimncris, on Flickr wheel by kimncris, on Flickr I cut a notch in one board that mates with the top panel, and then a second one that just sits flush under the top piece 2nd board cut by kimncris, … Continue reading »

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wheels arrive

another critical part of the senna drive arrived today – my wheels!   also a late arrival today – my wheels!

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