Replica Movie Props

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lower dome panels done, now for some pie... panels

I got the lower dome panels cut out. They need some trimming and squaring, but the hardest part seems to be done on them. I got the vertical lines cut on the pie panels.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dome progress, skirt, and some electronics

I got some cutting done on my dome lately.

I also started gathering my RC supplies to make this little droid roll. I got a VEX 6 channel transmitter and a multiplex receiver. Crystals are on the way. As are three RC robot building books…

Here is almost everything I need for the dome electronics. I still need a rechargeable 12V battery, a 12V power splitter, the rear logic LED plate (in the mail to me now), some resistors for the Rear Logic Display, and a lot of assembly.

I also got R2’s ‘skirt’ – which is the very bottom piece that goes on the bottom side of his tubular body. I need to trim it up, but even now I am impressed with it’s lines.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Research and Drawing

Well, no real new build pictures, but I have done a few things to advance my droid building without that actual building part.

I put together a series of drawings for laser cut styrene parts for the legs. That took me some days and I have yet to turn it in for a price quote.

I also have been toying with the idea of putting in a remote switch for the lights and perhaps a motor to spin the dome and maybe even some R2 sounds. With this in mind I just picked up the book, Robot Building for Beginners, by Dave Cook

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Droid room?

Well, I didn't get any real work done on the droid today, but I did reset my hobby office to accomodate droid building. And after I untangled those wires under the table, I set up my laptop and external hard drive and made a graphic for the title of this blog. I need to revisit it with that text but for now it works well enough.