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Postby corelki2005 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:53 pm

Over the last 8 issues have been fitting panels to the dome and this is where it is at now
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby wingnut2 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:22 pm

Looking Good Nick ! ;)
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:17 pm

Had another batch of parts today and this is "the labour of my fruits" :laughing-rolling:

First of all the parts - mainly dome panels
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:24 pm

Then it was a case of starting to add the electronics

First of the microphone
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:27 pm

Then it was a processor state indicator and 2 logic function displays
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:30 pm

And finally the camera lens, and somewhere in between those steps was attaching the dome to the frame.

then mounted back onto the stand
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:38 pm

I am glad all the fiddly double sided tape strips to hold the dome panels in place are done


Next instalment will be adding the rest of the electronics and the start of the bodywork

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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby number1 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:49 pm

Looking good Nick :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby Mark » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:30 am

It's looking very good. Lots of wires hanging around waiting to be plugged in.
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Thu May 24, 2018 4:36 pm

issues 65-68 arrived today

65 and 66 adding more to the dome
67 and 68 start of the body
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Thu May 24, 2018 4:37 pm

issue 66 adding a pcb to the dome
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Thu May 24, 2018 4:39 pm

issue 67 - the first metal frames of the body, in the middle of the assembled frames you can see the mountings for the centre leg
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Thu May 24, 2018 4:40 pm

issue 68 - the first body panel
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:30 pm

issues 69 - 72 have arrived

issues 69 and 71 bottom ring frame

issue 70 rear body panel

issue 72 speaker
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:32 pm

69 and 71 assembled and affixed to issue 67
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:33 pm

issue 70 rear panel with details added
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:34 pm

rear panel attached to previous panel
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:36 pm

rear panel with the speaker installed
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:37 pm

That's all folks till next time
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Re: My R2D2 astromech droid build diary

Postby corelki2005 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:49 pm

Issue 73 frame extension rods and brackets
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