Happy happy joy joy, happy happy joy joy! Why am I so happy? Because earlier today I purchased a Canon A620 Digital Camera! Yahoooooo! I ordered it from newegg.com so I won't get it until next Monday or Tuesday. But when I do, I will finaly be able to show you all the work I've doing on the electronics for R6-C9. Not only will I be able to show you pictures, but I'll also be able to make short videos of the electronics in action. My Dad and me are currently making plans to start the construction of R6's head. Can't wait.
Got the Fiber Optic cable today. After some testing, I have ruled out the 3mm unjacketed Fiber (that's a solid piece 3mm thick without a rubber sleeve on it). Looks the same as the Black Endglow 5/32" (that's 3mm) Solid Cable, but it's not very flexable so I think I would have a hard time using it. The LG-64 cable is more flexable than the unjacketed cable and because it contains 64 tiny fibers in a 3mm sleeve you get a pixelated effect when light shines through it. The Endglow cable is the most flexable and it looks nice. Now I just have to decide which of the last two I want to use. Someday I'll get a camera so you can all see the test results and such for yourself so you know what I'm talking about. I'm thinking about getting a plain digital camera that can double as a webcam and thus be able to record video. This would be a cheaper solution than buying a digital camcorder....I think. I won't start construction of the final parts untill I get a camera so don't worry about missing anything.
Not much to report concerning R6-C9 due to the fact that because business is slow at my job I've been tight on funds. That said I do have a bit of an insight to share. I've been watching the original Star Wars trilogy, researching R2-D2's Logic Displays to see how they blinked. I was amazed at how little the lights do blink. All the logic displays the club uses are more random and faster blinking than what the original R2-D2 had going on. This supports my plans to use fiber optic cable for the logic displays instead of a whole mess of LEDs. John am happy .