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Hasbro R2d2 Hack

Hello EZ-Robot community!

DJ Sures,

Have you finished the video tutorial for the Hasbro R2D2 EZ-Robot conversion? I just ordered your kit and plan on doing the exact same thing and was looking for ideas, opinions or how-to's considering you have already been through it.

Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!

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#1  
Welcome to the site! Can't wait to see some pics.
Canada
#2  
I gutted and started on mine yesterday.

I'll snap some pics tomorrow of where I'm at.
#4  
I'm looking forward to learning more about your project, and DJ Sures tutorial, (if he makes one).
#5  
I think lumpy should make one;) im sure he has a good camera.
#6  
and if Lumpy's tutorial/procedure is clear and articulate , perhaps DJ might use it for EZ-B!
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#8  
I have the raw video footage - thanks for the reminder:) I'll make time to edit it this week
#9  
Hi, any update on the video? I've been looking for it, but I'm guessing it isn't posted yet?

What's the delay, are you busy trying to run a business? :)
Canada
#10  
Hey All!

Finally got some time out in the garage. Sorry that thing called
"Life" got in the way! ;-)

Some pics. (Sorry I didn't have my fancy camera with me)

Hasbro R2 in bits and pieces


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A close-up of my dome posts. This is how it is on my full size R2.
Simply friction fits down on the (4) screw posts.


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L298 Motor Controller. Seemed like a perfect fit to mount on R2's
center foot.


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Another view of R2 gutted.


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Back half of R2's body. I utilized the existing mounting posts
and added a styrene plate for mounting stuff.


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A good view of the rear half of R2. I did some extensive dremeling
and removed the whole battery compartment.


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Here we have everything fitted back together. EZ-B board mounted.


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Gutted dome. Note the black tipped posts. Those match my screws
for the friction fit.


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Little buddy all back together.


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Heart beat...


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Another view of his almost complete internals.


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12V Lipo 1500mAH battery I've been experimenting with. Fit's in R2
and Wall-E easily. Doesn't seem to run the EZ-B very hot at all.


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Things left to do to R2:

- Add Scorpion Mini speed control for dome rotation
- Add serial MP3 card w/amp
- Add Camera to dome eye
- Add slip-ring to dome
- Locate and mount Sonar

Hope these pics help other builders with ideas.

Cheers!

Lumpy