Build your own R2D2 by Deagostini Issue 84

This was another issue that took about 30 minutes including some testing and a small problem.

IMG_1515img_1517.jpgimg_1516.jpgIMG_1517

Assemble the pivots firstly.

img_1518.jpgIMG_1519IMG_1520

Assemble the clutch.

img_1521.jpgIMG_1522

Assemble the clutch linkage

img_1523.jpg

IMG_1524.JPG

Fit the arm assembly

img_1525.jpgIMG_1526

Installing the arms…

img_1527.jpg

IMG_1528

Fit the motor

img_1529.jpgIMG_1530IMG_1531IMG_1532

Use the Test PCB assembly again and use the buttons to open and close the arms. When I did this at first, the arms were not properly opening. I took the assembly apart again and rebuilt ensuring the clutch was properly positioned and the 2nd attempt all went well.

img_1533.jpgIMG_1534

 

Advertisements

R2D2 by Deagostini Issue 83

This was another more involved issue and took about 15 minutes to build and test.

img_14601.jpgimg_14591.jpgimg_14611.jpgIMG_1461IMG_1462IMG_1463IMG_1464

Assemble the tool compartment.

IMG_1464IMG_1465IMG_1466IMG_1467

Fit the tool compartments

IMG_1473IMG_1474IMG_1475IMG_1476IMG_1477IMG_1478

Install the ultrasonic sensors.

IMG_1479IMG_1480IMG_1481IMG_1482IMG_1483IMG_1484

Test the sensors by connecting them to the Test PCB’s

IMG_1486IMG_1487IMG_1487

Testing the sensors using the Test PCB. The green LED should light up and when you block the sensor should go out.

Finally, fit the sensor panel to the body panel and you’re all done.

IMG_1489IMG_1490IMG_1491

R2D2 by Deagostini Issue 82

This issue was a little more involved than most issues and took about 15 minutes.

img_1459.jpgimg_1460.jpgimg_1461.jpgIMG_1462IMG_1463

Start by assembling the tool compartment..IMG_1464

 

Complete assembling the tool compartment.

IMG_1468IMG_1469IMG_1470IMG_1471IMG_1472

Fit the tool compartment to the body panel.

IMG_1473IMG_1474IMG_1475IMG_1476IMG_1477IMG_1478

Install the ultrasonic sensors.

 

IMG_1479IMG_1480IMG_1481IMG_1482IMG_1483IMG_1484

Connect the sensors to the Test PCM and test they work..

IMG_1485IMG_1486IMG_1487

Finally fit the sensor assembly to the body panel.

IMG_1489IMG_1490IMG_1491

 

Build Your Own R2-D2 by Deagostini Issue 77

Just caught with up these issues and another 4 landed on my doorstep care of the Royal Mail.

This was one of favourite issues as you can again start to see what the final product is going to look like. More internal framework for the body, leg support and fitting the projector.

 

Assemble the leg support and attach to the body frame..

IMG_1067IMG_1068

Fit the allen screws that hold the dome panels in place..

IMG_1069IMG_1070

Cable tidy the wires for the projector assembly and wrap the coiled caby tidy around the wires.

IMG_1071IMG_1072IMG_1073IMG_1074

Fit the projector assembly into the dome..

IMG_1074IMG_1076IMG_1077IMG_1078

Wire up the electronics in the dome..

IMG_1075IMG_1079IMG_1080IMG_1081IMG_1082IMG_1083IMG_1084IMG_1085IMG_1086