I went ahead and attempted to fix my existing boxes rather than cut down spec parts this also allowed me the chance to try to fix a little wonkyness that existed in the first ones as well cut lines by kimncris, on Flickr this one had not been painted yet so it was the guinea … 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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New builder hazing

well they finally got me…. Build the feet yourself they said! Oh the feet are easy, they said! Somewhere there is a group of styrene builders laughing over beers… These feet are a giant pain!! Aluminum holoprojectors are nothing compared to this mess. anyway here’s where I am after 12 hours of frustration: plans glued … 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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arms installed

I spent about 20 hours a day this week not at home, so I didn’t have much desire to spend much time today working on anything, but I did manage to get a few more steps toward R2 today my octos were not as dark as the rest of the parts, so I repainted them … Continue reading »

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fixed wobbly feet and disassembled

rying to fix my wobbly legs I took the feet off and plugged the old holes – thanks to victor for that trick, glue in wood dowel by kimncris, on Flickr cut off the excess dowel cut off excess by kimncris, on Flickr marked the holes lower lower holes by kimncris, on Flickr I also … 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 test

Chris “Ubergeek” was in town this weekend so I wanted to test my drive while he was here because he brought a battery! Unfortunately my drive was not done yet – so I rushed through (5 hours of rushing) finishing one side roughly so that I could turn the motor over and see if it … Continue reading »

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starting outer feet

I walked into the garage today with a little time to work on R2 – looked at the frame pieces scattered across my desk and then decided to procrastinate some more and try to make the outer feet innards so first I had to cobble together a temporary foot shell so that I have something … Continue reading »

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feet shell temp

my attempts to get some waterjet cutting quotes have so far been unsuccessful which puts me in the place of having to wait which I’m not fond of too much, so I thought I’d try to make a sintra temporary foot shell so that I can work on my feet internals in the mean time … Continue reading »

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