Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The UnDead

Wow, it has been along time since I had anything to post.
I'm working on R2's new foot motor holders and his foot shells.
These are the very old Kelly Krider foot shells, I have been putting off working
on them due to the fact that they needed so much work.
Even the center area for the ankle to mount did not come with the foot.

I now have the center ankle area installed and now I'm filing the channel to fit.
all of this stuff I've had put away for a longtime.

Here's another pic.

The new motor brackets will be much stronger and they have the 200w. Scooter motors.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ARC32 Micro

I ordered this board today and if I can get the programming figured out, It will become R2's main brain.
This board can control 32 servos and also has the ability to use sensors and a Ps2 controller.
With this many servo ports, I should be able to get all the doors, panels and other goodies working.
The nice thing is this board will allow me to remove the 12 channel remotes used for sound control and light functions.
These functions will become part of the Ps2 controller through code.
I'll post more when it arrives.


Mega was real blast this year as the Southern R2 Builders Group joined forces with the Rebel Legion.
Our joint efforts made the booth Awesome!!!!
Next year I think we will join again and see if we can out do what we did this year.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Large Data Port

I installed the back in the LDP today.
I've noticed this seems to be a popular place for kids to stick
fingers and other items, So I closed it.
I was going to paint the aluminum plate black, But I really like
the aluminum finish as it goes with my dome.

More Panel Work

I added Leds to the lower area and here's a video of them working.
Not much, But it adds some flash to the panel. There will be more
Leds coming soon.

Restraining Bolt Panel

I've been working on the Panel behind the Restraining Bolt door.
This panel is made by A&A and it's really nice.
I did have to adjust the depth of the panel to clear the door hinges.

I found the little red buttons at Radio Shack and I need to paint the nuts black.
I'm adding black screen to each side of the panel, You can see the top part.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Side Work

I mounted the Side Vents on R2 and made the Flat Plate for the bottom of the skins.
The Plates, I need to paint white and they are bolted from the bottom of the frame.
The Vents are some I bought along time ago from Mark.
They are not perfect and the only way I could mount them was to add small screws to each corner. Later I will countersink the screw holes and get some better screws.
I also need to add screen behind each vent so you can't see inside.
The 2 black Push Pins hold them skin in place and I'll paint them white.
Maybe in the future I will find a insert and use 2 Allen Button screws instead.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Frame Upgrades

Ok, It's been quite awhile since I posted anything new, But I'm getting back to working on R2 again. I haven't felt like messing with R2 so it came to a stop.
Anyway, Jag (Jerry Green) had sent me a present awhile back and I finally started installing it. The top plate is now aluminum.
I did this to stop the dome from bouncing around and also to improve the strength of the A&A frame. I also plan to replace the 2nd to the bottom ring.
This will give me a solid top and bottom. I will replace the threaded rod with aluminum dowels. This will be a Hybrid A&A frame and will be very strong.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

1st Upgrade

The square 4x3 inch aluminum tube has arrived and I've already started measureing
and cutting.
I've been worried about my A&A Foot Motor Holders not being able to hold R2 when he makes a turn, So this is going to change.
The tubing has a 1/8 inch wall and I plan to only cut away what is needed.
I will also add some additional bracing inside the tube.
I need to stop at the shop and pick up some aluminum bathroom partition mounts to make the channel where the ankle fits.
More to come.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Finally a Post

Hey Guys,
I've been very busy these last few months and I'm waiting on parts now.
I have many new ideas for R2 and as soon as the new scooter motors and the
aluminum channel arrives, I will be rebuilding R2's foot motors.
The A&A motor holders are OK for a light weight droid but since R2 is gaining
weight I wanted something stronger.
So, Stay tuned for the improvements.