Monday, December 15, 2008

Dome Side Light

Before anyone ask me, I have no idea what this light is called :o)
If anyone knows the name, Please let me know.
In the movie at the cave with the Ewoks, R2 gets zapped by one of the
Storm Troopers and goes CRAZY. As the dome turns you will see this red light
flashing.
I had planned to place a small LCD screen in this area so it would flash red
and if you push one of the dome buttons it would show pictures and video.
That will have to come later.
These two pics show the light off/on. When it's off the panel is like a mirror
and you can't see inside the dome. The pics are kinda crappy, But you get the idea.
And the LEDs don't show that bad in person, The camera makes them really show up.



7 comments:

The life of thomas said...

Sooo cool Calvin!!!!! Are there any more things you working on on artoo that havent been seen by the regular builder like me? ;)

Thomas

Calvin Thomas said...

Ancient Chinese Secret :o)
I have a few more tricks up my sleeve.
But I have to admit I'm not the 1st
to do this trick.
CRAP, I can't remember the guys name :o(
Calvin

The life of thomas said...

hmmmm..... i guess I'll have pull a rabbit out my hat as well ;)

Thomas

R2D2 Fett said...

Nice touch...

I am pretty sure that area is just aluminum on mne (ANH paint scheme..or one of them anyways). I'll have to check.

Man you aren't skipping a thing here!!

Calvin Thomas said...

Thanks Jason,
I'm waiting for a part to arrive so I can get the rear logic working.
Once that's done, Maybe I can get the Holo moving.
Calvin

jduffphoto said...

I forget the actual name of the indicator light, but I have the panel that came with the psi lens' that I ordered a while back from Andy. Nice work!!!

Jon

Calvin Thomas said...

Thanks Jon,
I got that piece from Andy too.
But on the outside I used some 2 way mirrored plastic because my dome is shiney.
The piece I got from Andy I used on the inside to help difuse the leds.
I'm going to order a new led setup that will make it brighter.
Calvin