Thursday, 30 June 2011

Radar eye mock up

Well, there you go - R2 can see!! I've attached it using magnets. That way I can easily move it around in my quest for the right spot.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Audio system

Polk speakers and Sure 100w amp. This makes some serious noise! I chose this amp because it has an optional volume knob enabling you to easily adjust the volume (smaller Sure amps only has a few settings - fiddly miniswitches on the board, yuk!)

Monday, 20 June 2011

YES!! "A linch pin droid" by Kevin Tong has arrived

I managed to get print no 345/400. It is stunning! They surface on eBay every now and then. Get one. Just get one.

Dome bearing - just had an idea....

How a bout something like this? Should work in theory. Magnets alone do wobble, but the center shaft and bearing should eliminate any horizontal movement as well as take care of any wobble? The magnets support the weight of the dome and provide travel free from noise and friction...thoughts?

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Dome movement via RC!

This was a huge milestone for me - being severly electronically challenged. However, I managed to hook up all the wires correctly and it all worked on my first try! Motor: pittman Motor controller: Syren 10

Starting to look like a droid

Come feet, skirt and center ankle!! Apart from that all the "big" parts are present, yay!

Fitting horseshoes

In order to fit the horseshoes I needed to file away some material from the leg-to-body screw holes. Dremel away!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Sexy legs!

Got the legs from Jerry today. Yippee! Need to mod them a bit to fit the horseshoes, but nothing severe. JAG parts are fantastic and well worth the wait!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011