Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Almost forgot to mention.  Last weekend Celebration VII (7) was announced to take place in Anaheim, CA April 16-19th 2015, coinciding with the release of Star Wars Episode VII (7).

I would very much like to go, but California is twice as far as Florida is and will also be a more expensive trip.  I have over two years to plan and save so I might be able to pull it off.  I might even be able to find some travel buddies this time.
I also find the timing perfect being the 7th celebration convention for the 7th movie.

In other news, it has also been confirmed that John Williams will once again compose and conduct the music for Episode VII.  It just wouldn't be a Star Wars movie without his musical touch.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Last minute building

Had trouble finding time to build R6 and update this blog due to being very busy at work this past month.  but now I'm on vacation this week for Droid-Con 2.  Let the games begin.

Version 2 foot drives are now complete, assembled, installed and tested.

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It's a bit sluggish on the carpet, but I think I can fix that by tightening the drive belts a little more.

In addition, I've started working again on the Logic Displays.  My big road block of late has been securing the fibers in the bezels.  Recently it was suggested to me to try using a hot glue gun.  Amazingly that worked perfectly.  I now have both halves of the Front logic Display fibered up and ready for installing.
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But before I do that, to give the logics more depth, I glued in another piece of styrene behind the logic cutouts in the head.  When dry, I'll cut out the holes, fill the seams and then install the Front Logics.

To fill in all the gaps and seams on the head, I'll be using a product used for minor automobile body repair, Bondo.  I've never used this stuff before but I'm told it's the best stuff to use for this purpose.

This weekend is the 2nd annual Droid-Con!  If you're coming, see you there.  Of course I'll be taking some video and pictures.