Dallas R2 meetup

Posted by on February 22, 2014

today was Jame’s open house for Dallas builders. I love being able to talk to other builders who are solving the sames problems I might be having.

but first I spent a couple of hours trying to find a better way to get R2 into the truck.

I modified my hand truck to fit r2 but it is even higher than the harbor freight cart I was looking at.

Cart experiment by kimncris, on Flickr

with my ramp I was able to drive him onto this cart, and then struggled up the ramp very unsafely onto the truck.

Cart in truck 1

but look how high he sits!

Cart in truck 2 by kimncris, on Flickr

it was wobbly and felt very dangerous. even with tie downs I did not trust this.

so I went off cart and back to just the ramp for now and headed to the r2 gathering.

Talking r2 by kimncris, on Flickr

I got to meet some builders I have not met before, and of course talk lots of robotics, and paint.

one funny moment, when I took the back off I loosened the wire that triggers the fog, so it looked like R2 was venting all of his air when I took the door off. OOPS!

here is R2 daydreaming about having his computer interface arm one day

Test fit by kimncris, on Flickr

we also experimented with dragging a ground wire to see if it helps my static electricity build up. It did!

and here is a group picture

DFW builders meetup

one surprise of the day, thanks to James, R2 has a new project!

New project

So much fun


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