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.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mr. Head

It finally arrived and the quality is AWESOME!!!!!!
It's the Palpatine head I bought on Ebay for $50.00.
There's a couple of guys selling these and one guy is always in the hundreds.
It is a hollow cast, Which I was hoping it would be and it's well made.
I will be buying more of these for future projects.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Backlit Poster

I had a hard time trying to get a decent picture of this thing.
It is on in both pictures and the camera really doesn't like the dark,
But you get the idea.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Driving Scrubby

Just a short video of Scrubby running around.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Scrubby's Stand Cont.

Scrubby's stand is almost finished.
All I need now is for the paint to dry and then I can wire up the Vex controller.
This will be the "Drive a Droid" at MegaCon so all the kids can enjoy him.
Next is to work on the 2x4 boundary, So he can't leave the area.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Scrubby's Stand

Please excuse the mess in our work room, But we managed to get the stand build
for Scrubby's Vex remote. Tomorrow I will paint the yellow lines on the stand
and it will look like Scrubby.
Brenda stained the trim for our backlit movie poster today also.
She chose mahogany red for the stain and it will get a satin clear coat.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Another Small Project

Brenda bought me the sign a few years back and I wasn't sure what
I would use it for back then, But now I do.
I made a new frame for it and will dress it similar to the large backlit
This one will not be backlit, I may add some lighting to the inside the box
so it shows up better later.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Lights for the box

I installed the backlight in the box and I know it does'nt look all that great.
But the rope light is LED and will use less power and keep the heat down
inside the box.
I've tested the lights with the poster and it's more than enough light.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Side Project - Movie Poster Box

Something I allways wanted and I finally got the chance to build it.
It's not finished, But it's on the way.
It will be backlit and the 2 sided poster will be the Clone Wars.
I plan to bring it to MegaCon and place it beside Crissy's Goldie.