Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scrubber Trials

I'm still trial fitting some of the parts on the Scrubber.
I'm happy with everything so far, But I wish the lights were smaller.
Brenda painted the black hoses silver and the eye holder.
We're still working on the top hood area, Not quite happy yet.
More to come :o)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More Scrubber

I cut the openings for the 2 hoses to enter the box and bolted the eye
into place.
The eye has a Pc board that fits inside and I have it cut.
The Pc board is suppose to have a slight cut to each side, But I cut my 1st one
and I didn't like the way it looked so I cut another in a full circle.
I also noticed there is a green Led inside the eye and I'll have to work on it.
I also started test fitting the buttons on the side to see how they will look.




Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Scrubber Buttons

This is as close as I could get to the buttons on the side of the Scrubber.
They're kitchen cabinet door handles and the oval one I cut the bottom of
a CO2 cartridge from my BB gun and glued it to the oval for the bump.
After it dries I can clean it up and it should look OK.



Sunday, March 22, 2009

R2's Charge Port

The port is active now and I can charge the main foot batteries without having
to remove them.
The other 2 batteries that power the small electronics will get a seperate port
for them to charge as they don't need it as much.


Scrubber Update

I'm working on the other end of the Scrubber hood.
This is the area where the large hoses will be attached.
I covered the red lid with styrene ans it's not looking too bad.
Still more work to come.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Goodies in the Mail

Well actually I should have said Goodie in the mail.
Anyway, The Vmusic came in today.
I'm following the setup from Astromech Factory to get sound in both our droids.
I'll need more parts, But this will work for me until I get the onboard Comp
going and it will control the sound.

The other item I located this weekend was the bubble for the Scrubber Droid.
It's a Christmas bulb that separates and I can use one half to make the eye.
I'll need to fit a metal lid and cut the lid for the bubble to fit.
It should look similar to the eye on the original Scrubber.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Trial Fitting

I started making the end for the hoses to attach.
I used the top off of a plastic container and I'm wrapping it with
polystyrene.

The hood is starting to look like the scrubber.
There will be allot of trimming and filler to get the parts to come together.
The led setup is under the hood and glued into place.
The only bad part of this build, If the leds go bad too bad.
Cutting a hole large enough to fix them would weaken the box too much.



Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Scrubber Hood

I did alittle work on the hood and the Led setup.
I used a piece of aluminum I had and drilled some holes for the leds to mount.
I'll have to blackout the inside of the hood so the leds don't show through the top.
I'm not being real picky on this project, Because it's just something to do for now.


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Monday, March 16, 2009

Led Flasher

Here's a flasher setup I found at a online Auction.
The site is: Online Aution
The sellers name is Donnie and ships extremely fast.
He has other Led colors, You just have to ask for them.
The Flasher board is very small, About 1 inch x 1 inch and several different
flash modes,speeds,brightness and a connector for a external button.
He has other types of boards also.
I plan to use this in my Scrubber droid under the rear hood.
I know it's not movie correct, But it looks so cool doing the Knightrider flash.


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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Plungers Away!!!!!

The toilet plunger housing came in today!!
You can see it comes with a base and it's pretty easy to pull it apart.
I started marking lines on it to cut it down to try and get the shape I'm
looking to get.
I'll show some more pics tomorrow and you'll see how it turned out.
This was Azman's idea from his Scrubber Droid.




Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another Project

I've always wanted a real (Almost Real) Arcade machine.
I've been collecting parts and using my old Dreamcast, I'll finally
have a stand up Arcade.
This is the base for the controllers and I have many other panels already
cut.
I'll add a design and cover this with clear Plexi.
I guess you guys have noticed I'm jumping around on projects allot.
But I have so many goodies I have been saving and now I'm using them up.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Scrubber Work

We located the side buttons which Doug O. told me about and I cut a 3mm sheet
of styrene to cover the top for a smooth finish.
After the top dries I will smooth the edges and start working on the goodies
that sit on top.


Friday, March 06, 2009

Scrubber Drive


Since I have so much Vex goodies left over, I'm working with it to make the drive system for the Scrubber.
I need to get 2 small casters for the rear and it will drive easily.
I didn't make it very fast, Just a good speed so kids can drive this when
I'm here and there.
I hope to get the lights and other goodies working and controlled by the Vex.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

New Project


After removing the letters from this area, The panels are glued into place.
Later the aluminum will be covered with a silver tape so all the parts are the same
color.

These aluminum panels are leftovers from my R2 skins and they fit perfect.
I'm glad I'm a PACK RAT :o)

Yeah I know everyone knows what this will be used for, SCRUBBER DROID!!!!!
I've been wanting to build one and right now I need a break from R2.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

MegaCon 09

Here's all the pics and videos we took at the show.
MegaCon

MegaCon is Over :o(


This is how you feel after the event is over.
It drains you dry.


Here's a pic of how we got our droids to MegaCon.
As we drove down the road to the show, People were driving beside my truck
and taking pictures and video. It was alot of fun watching the faces.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Just to say THANKS!!!!

I just wanted to Thank Jim & Yvonne for inviting us to MegaCon with the group.
This has been the most fun we've had in a long time.
Keith & Carolynn were there to put up with us again.
Doug with his R2 and as usual, Helped me solve some of my drive problems.
Jerry C. with his ideas for Brenda's R3.
Brad was so funny and kept the party going.
Aaron & Cassey for giving R2 a body guard.
Mark with his unusal goodies.
Trent and his happy attitude and others where there also.

I hope to have more goodies for MegaCon next year and I can't
wait to be there again.
I'll post some more pics soon.

MegaCon Sunday


Well Sunday was a different story for R2.
Seems like R2 was getting alittle moody and started showing off.
After trying to run over Aaron and chasing some of the other droids,
He decided to take on the Umbrella soldiers.
This was a big mistake and I got the photo to prove he was getting
too big for his britches.


MegaCon Video

Here's a small video of the area where the droids were setup. Brenda has some more Video on her blog. We took alot of video and pictures and I'll post them soon. Some of the video was taken with our camcorder and I'll have to find a way to transfer them to our blogs.
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