04/04/20 - 3 items have been updated:
-After 3 months of prototyping parts and revising the design, I'mreleasing the Outer Foot Drive & Shell design using .188 thickstyrene. The basic design has not significantly changed. Tab and slotclearances have been adjusted to make the assembly easier and the partsassembly sequence has been adjusted to take those changes into account.I've left the original set of instructions up on the website andrecommend that you review those instructions BEFORE you look at the new.188 version instructions. As always, if you have ANY questions at allplease ASK! It's a lot easier to clear up confusion before you glueparts together than it is to try to pry those parts apart after youfind out your guess was wrong.
- I've added some drawings to theBox Beam Legs Assembly instructions. My design for the legs was donewhen .250 styrene sheet was available. When it became unavailable, thedesign was converted to use 2 layers of .125 styrene, the drawingshowever were not updated. The new drawings are designed to clarify whatthickness, and how many pieces, are being used during the assembly.
- Order list has been updated.
11/17/19 - I have converted theNextGen Frame over to using what I'm calling a Tab Core. No PVC pipe,No Sliders. Makes it easier to manufacture and assemble. Description here. Since I'm making changes I'm going to solicit suggestions for other changes to the NextGen Frame. One suggestion, made a while ago, is to provide 2 of the domedrive spur gear. Doubling up it's thickness makes aligning the drivegear with the mating ring gear easier. Have a suggestion of your own? Send me email:fpirz (at) media (dash) conversions (dot) net.
10/06/19 - MyCNC shop has advised me that they can no longer get sheets of .220Styrene. The industry has changed, yet again. Several years ago I hadto change from .250 to .220. Now the change will be from .220 to .1875(3/16 - also called .188). I've been using .188 for a few years now innew projects where rigidity is required. This change causes problemsfor four R2 parts packages: CS:L Eggcrate Frame, TheEggcrate Center Ankle, The Legacy Center Foot and the Outer Foot Drive& Shell. Fortunately I've already been developing alternatedesigns. The Hex Center ankle replaces The Eggcrate Center Ankle. The SAK Center Foot replaces the Legacy Center Foot. I have re-designed the Outer Foot to use .188 instead of .220. I'm working on the CS:L Frame design.
09/14/19 - Withmore than a little reluctance I'm announcing a price increase for 3 ofmy parts packages: Battery Boxes, Outer Foot & Center Foot.More info is on the R2D2-CNC pages.OtherDevelopments - Shoulder Horseshoes are out of prototype andavailable with complete assembly instructions.Chopper's Legs are in version 1 of prototype - assembly is going slowly.
Current ShopStatus 01/04/19:The Shop has re-opened.
For Order Status see the 2020 Orders List.
Forthe packaging and pricing for CNC cut parts packages see my webpage at: www.r2d2-cnc.media-conversions
Forthe pricing for 3D printed parts see my web page at: www.r2-3d.media-conversions.net
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Background - Alittle bit about me and why I want to build a full sized replica ofR2D2.
There's lots more to building a Droid than meetsthe eye. Particularly if its going to be mobile.
For the longest time I've been embedding my DocumentPackages (.zip files containing drawings in both .pdf and (autocad).dwg format) in with the web pages that describe the parts.Unfortunately I have not been completely consistent in the way Iformatted the links to those packages. To fix that problem I've broughtall of the packages, and their links, together here.
Ihave been approved by the R2BC Builder's Council to offer CNC cut partspackages based on the designs I have posted here.
Additional information on the parts packages is on aseparate set of web pages. See: r2d2-cnc.media-conversions
Media Conversions attendedDroidConII and Presented two talks. See all of the DroidConII material here.
Aspart of the design process I create 3D models ofthe R2 parts that I'm building.
I'm using AlibreDesigns 3D design package and I'm publishing the models in STEP AP203(.stp) format in English (inch) units.
The Models have been given a separate set of web pages. The 3Dmodels page is here.
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