Astromech Droid

 
#21

robot56 Have you considered using some Velcro strips for securing the main dome ?

#22

@robert56 that is a good idea! maybe I can print some mounts that fit the contour of the inside of the dome Smile my only fear is people looking at the droid will want to touch and pull everything... im not sure how velcro will hold up. it only takes one kid to realize the dome comes off to start a frenzy hahaha

#23

I got some work done on the legs today! I just need to glue the outer skins onto the leg framework so that i can finish and sand the parts for paint!

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The legs are bolted into place but do not have the skins glued down yet Smile

#24

Very nice progress. Looking good! 3D printing is opening up so may doors for building so many things.

I cant decide if my next robot build will be an R2 or Robby the Robot. After watching your build I'm getting excited about doing an R2.

#25

My skins have come from the laser cutters! Grin


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They look amazing.. better than I could have done by hand! I still need to cut out all the panels so that the skins have depth but I was too excited and tied them up to the frame so that way R7 didnt feel so naked haha

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It's starting to look like an Astromech Smile

#26

@robot56... How much of your R2 (mentioned in another thread) did you print out on your 3d printer?... Is there STL files available for this?... looks awesome!

#27

Who did your skins?

#28

@Richard R all of the structural components of the droid are styrene. But the detailed pieces (vents, panels, light bezels, leg details, etc) will be 3d printed Smile There is a yahoo group where many of the members from astromech.net post files. One of the folders has club approved stl files that you can download!

@Zap Brannigan My skins were cut by A&A on astromech.net
i still need to finish cutting all the way through the skins to give the panels more depth though

Aaron

#29

Thanks @Aaron...

#30

I missed the A&A run this time around. I hope they will do another one soon. I have the plans printed out to hand cut the skins but I don't have faith in my ability to cut them as smoothly and cleanly as I'd like.