Thursday, July 24, 2008

Plan B

So here's some pictures of the fiber optic cables being glued in place. Each plastic tube will have different amounts of cables put in place (some will have two, some will have as many as six).

But a problem acured. One of the Zip-Tied bundles came out of its plastic tube. I guess the Gorilla Glue isn't going to work very well in this case.
So I decided to try Heat-Shrink tubing. This stuff is very useful for covering exposed wiring and electronic component links. All you do is get a piece only slightly larger in diameter than what you're covering, fit it over the part, and then use a heat gun/hair dryer (either one works) to heat up the tubing and then it will tightly shrink around whatever is inside it. And it worked like a charm.The Zip-Ties are for good measure.
Unfortunitly, I have run out of Fiber Optic cable. I just ordered more today, but it'll take a few days before it arrives. I get my fiber from
These pictures are a long time coming. They are diagrams of how the fibers will be arranged in the Logic Display bezels. Please note that these diagrams came from the R2-D2 Builders Club and where made by one of its members. These diagrams are NOT how the Real R2-D2's Logic Display lights work. ILM is keeping that a trade secret.



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