R2-D2 March 2 2003

Well I tried to recover the foot shells, but they would not fit so I started to make new ones. Of course the motto measure twice cut once bites me again. After almost finishing the upper shells I tried to fit them on. To my horror they didn't. A quick check of the drawings showed I had somehow made the top 1 inch shorter than the drawings. This means I have to make new shells. Unfortunately I am in a rush and did not get a chance to take pictures.

In the mean time I have been designing the 2-3-2 of my next R2. I have been slowly working on the leg drop system. Here is a link to what I have been working on so far. Click Me

March 28 2003

For the feet kit the Heath and I designed here are the assembly instructions Click Me
Included above are a listing of all the parts that need to be purchased. Also included is a tutorial on how to convert a caster wheel into a wheel for the drive system. Also is a tutorial on cutting chain an joining them. Ot use the links below.

Here is a link to a PDF file of Heath's wheel design - Click Me

April 18 2003 - Here is a link to a tutorial on how I made my wheels - Click Me

For those who have never cut and joined chain before here is a quick tutorial. - Click Me


If you want to build your own R2 go here --http://groups.yahoo.com/group/r2builders

or here --http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/astromechs

for an R7 go here --http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/r7droidbuilders

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