Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Sunday, November 6, 2005
Thursday, November 3, 2005
Finished the 2nd Logic Display circuit today (I pray it works). Need one more part and then I can make the PSI (Processor State Indicator) circuit.
I bought the Star Wars Revenge of the Sith DVD last night and YEEHA I love it. The circle is now truly complete.
The photo attached to this post is of an R6 Astromech droid. This is what my own R6 will look like.
Wednesday, November 2, 2005
This past week I've been making some circuits for the front & rear Logic Displays on my droid. I have completed one already and will have the 2nd one finished by...oh look at the time...1:56am...I was gonna say tomorrow but it's already tomorrow LOL! So I'll have it done by tonight then, hehe. The next circuit I'll work on will be the Processor State Indicator (PSI). So far I think I'm building them correctly, but I won't know for sure until I can connect a battery to it. Pictures to come soon.
My first astromech droid will not be R2-D2 but an R6 which I have named R6-C9. The reason is so I can experiment with building materials and construction methods. R6 will be just a static droid, meaning he will not be able to move around. R6 will however have all the lights and automated head rotation/sounds for realaizim (spell check ). R2-D2 will be the one with ALL the tricks (RC, lights, sounds, utility arms, etc.).
For the main body I am currently planning to use an 17" - 18" diameter PVC pipe (the same material most drain pipes are made of).
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Their display was amazing! They had completed R2's, in progress R2's, and everything in between. They even had ILM's official R2-D2 made for filming the prequel trilogy on display as well. Funny thing is the home made R2's looked better, could do more, and were cheaper than the "official" one, hehe. During the four days of the convention, a few of the club members held Droid Building workshops where they told us their building stories, gave construction tips, and answered questions from prospective members. In another room the R2-D2 Droid Builders held a droid race to entertain the public and see who's droid was the fastest. Very fun to watch...especially when droid decided not to do what the driver wanted, hehe.
At the end of it all, I decided to join the R2-D2 Builders Club so I too could build my own R2-D2.
The following blog post will track my effort to build my very own Star Wars droid.