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Maker Faire success – and fail!

Got R2 home safely from Maker Faire. He was a big hit with the kids as always – and his new gizmos and songs were really popular. I had a small malfuction with the smoke effect which resulted in a small electrical fire which I caught very quickly and saved from being a giant problem. … Continue reading »

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10th Annual Maker Faire

This weekend I took R2 to the Bay Area Maker Faire. This year was the 10th year of the Faire and it was amazing.  We had 12 builders all displaying droids at the booth and around the Faire. I was able to talk to tons of people about building R2 and entertained lots of kids … Continue reading »

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arms installed

yesterday I finished mission, get something into those two big doors for C7. I had a reject computer arm thanks to the kindness of James, (it was rejected before finishing) so I lathed the lines in (more or less) lathe by kimncris, on Flickr and i got it mounted in the right side panel with … Continue reading »

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3d print a gripper claw

I spent today learning to 3d model and made myself a little gripper claw. Still don’t know how I will attach it, but hopefully I can at least hang it inside poor old forgotten R2 for Celebration. Little did I know that Chris was doing the same thing, and much better I might add. But … Continue reading »

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Holo projector control

adventuring off into lands I know nothing about, today I tried to make my front HP servo work. DSC08559 by kimncris, on Flickr After reading through DanF’s code I wired up my servo on analog pin 2 I had to attach some pin headers to my arduino pro mini to help with the connections DSC08561 … Continue reading »

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Back in Business

after much procrastination, hemming, hawwing, a trip to europe, and indecision, R2 is finally back in working order. first I removed the dome ring because it was just in the way and extra weight. hopefully it will run a little better now, although I noticed some black dust inside, which means my wheel tire 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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big weekend part 2

I ground off the screws today on the backside of the door funny you can see the magnetic field here in the grindings. nice science experiment! grind off screws by kimncris, on Flickr here they are all done done by kimncris, on Flickr then my expensive Very High Bond Tape VHB 2mil tape by kimncris, … Continue reading »

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center vent kit by BobC

  got my center vent kit yesterday thanks to BobC who coordinated the run.  With this, there should be nothing preventing me from working on the body section next…

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North Texas Prop Party

yesterday we went to the North Texas Prop Party hosted by our friend Phillip who also owns and runs the website Rebelscum. He has an amazing shop and collection and invites friends from around Texas and Oklahoma to his shop to share props and stories. here was our contribution Here Kim shows how we guessed … Continue reading »

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