So I have been negligent in updating things. But since the last post I have added a new weapon to my arsenal for creating an R2d2 from scratch…. A 3d Printer….. Now with that and the CNC machine, there is no part of R2 that I would have to buy. No dependencies on people doing “Parts Runs” or as I like to call it “Kit runs”. A true builder does just that, builds. A model maker buys a kit and puts it together. Most of my drawings and files will be moving to “thingiverse.com” shortly. It will be a resource for a truly open source home built R2d2.
Ok, anyway, today I have been working on the legs, the legs are the egg crate design from r2d2.media-conversions.com , the design is awesome, and the legs are strong as hell! The parts fit together like a store bought model kit and is just perfect. Props to Frank, his designs are superior to all others I have seen. I am also in the middle of modeling some of the detail parts like the front vents for 3d printing, stay tuned!!