Lumpy's Hasbro R2-d2

Lumpy

Canada
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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

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#32  
I had a funny thought...as the R2 unit is steaming the rug it can send out misting vid!:)
#33  
I bought a small pico projector for my hasbro R2-D2,it will fit just right in the head
#34  
Also LUMPY have fun at DJ'S party today
#35  
Hello,

on the last video with the slip ring...im a lot confused.
the dome spins but the top wire coming from the center do not....
so if that wire connects to a servo or led that is attached to the dome...would the wire not tangle?

I think im not understanding a huge part of the slip ring

I want to avoid putting a mini ezb in the dome and a og ezb in the body.
Canada
#36  
Hi Hoolagen1,

The wire will spin as well.

Crank the volume! :D (Same slip ring I used in little R2)

#37  
Love it!

I'm such a nerd. Missed this same video on the previous page.

D'oh!