Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Entry for January 25, 2006

[Originally published on Yahoo! 360°]

In a previous entry (the 2nd one I think), I stated I was going to use an 18" diameter PVC pipe for R6's body. Well, that is too exspensive. We're talking thousands of dollars because I can only buy in huge bulk. So instead I'll either get an 18" diameter SonoTube (a wooden tube used to shape cement) or I'll just make a wooden skeleton frame.

Electrial design for R6 is finaly taking shape. For the sound, I'll be using the ACS CFSound II+, a 12volt 7amp Gel-Cel battery, and the Droid Dome Controller w/IR & sound activation. R6-C9 will be soooo cool when I get him done. I only hope I can start the body construction sometime this year.


Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A new year, no new news

[Originally published on Yahoo! 360°]

Hello there Star Wars geeks.
It's another new year, 2006 A.D.. The ball dropped, couples "made out" in Times Square, and some of my co-workers greeted the day with hang-overs. Not me of course Image. All in all a run-of-the-mill new year.
Last night I was watching my C3 DVD (again), particically the Droid Yard 500 part and it got my brain buzzing with an idea: (drum role) design a third Astromech Droid for Droid Racing!!! Why? I'll explain. First, I can't use my R6-C9 because he'll be static. No motor. Second, my R2-D2, while he will have all the bells and whistles, will be designed for durability and functionality thus too heavey for effective racing. A racing droid will need to be durable, but also light and fast. Thus a third design meant only for racing. Details are still in the dreaming stage but I want my race droid to look like a souped up coupe complete with air-intakes, air-foils, and huge exaust pipes like a drag racer. The Astromech model to use I haven't decided on yet, but I'm either going to use the R3 or the R5. The R3 is just like a R2, but with a transparent dome. That might look cool for a racing droid. The R5 because...well...they aren't good for anything in the ST Universe so might as well race 'em and crash 'em, hehe.
Other than that, nothing new. Stay tuned for more updates on the construction of R6-C9; same Bat time, same Bat channel.