Sunday, October 7, 2018

The lift system - 2

Finally I managed to test the lift system with the periscope. I was a bit worried because the periscope is much heavier than the life scanner, so the servo and the gears could not be enough to lift it.

Monday, September 24, 2018

The body - 1

Well, this will be the most intensive part of the whole droid. The body is made up of several different parts to be printed and most of them needs 3-4 hours of printing (sometimes more).

Anyway the building is a quite linear task, so there should be no problems or at least they should be really few. 

My only concern is about ABS warping. With the new printer and the enclosure this has been quite reduced, but still visible in the biggest parts. I will surely need to make some post printing fixes...

That's what I have done until now...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The lift system - 1

Here again. After some time without writing posts now I can go on with some progress for my Astromech. Now it's time to think about a lift system for the life scanner and the periscope.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The periscope - 2

I completed the painting and the assembly of the droid periscope. Now it's just a matter of putting some "special effect" on the inside...

Monday, April 2, 2018

The dome - 3

At last the boring part is ended. All the sanding, filling and painting tasks are done and my droid dome is going to be complete soon!