Sunday, September 29, 2019

Episode II: a new droid

I couldn't resist to write such a title, sorry! 

The sanding process of my R2 unit is a really long task, so I wished to find something else to make while not working on that project.

I thought to try to design a droid from the Star Wars universe, but it should have been something "new", something that no one had already tried to make by 3D printing. My choiche was a TT-8L doorkeeper from episode VI.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Restraining bolt

Just another small gadget I designed for my droid while paused the sanding process due to the hot weather: a restraining bolt.

An easy printing gadget that needs no supports at all and it's also easy to paint.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Printing ended!

My R2 unit is not completed yet and it will take several month to the finish line, but finally I reached a milestone: I printed the last piece of this project!

The computer interface - 1

As this droid is equipped with an interface arm, I thought it could be nice to make it a "working" item, so I started designing a computer interface like the one seen on ep.IV inside the Death Star.
Unfortunately I found no measurements, so I had to guess them from the movie frames...

Friday, April 12, 2019

The feet - 1

While waiting for weather to be good enough for me to work outside on the body, I decided to continue the printing task.

I chose to go on with the feet, as they are simple enough to print. Also the new drive system designed by Michael Baddeley is quite better than the previous one, so I wished to giv it a try...