Build Your Own R2D2 by Deagostini Issue 88

Build time about 5 minutes.

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Assemble the base panel and fit the on/off switch and recharging socket.

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Build Your Own R2D2 by Deagostini Issue 86

Another big build this issue. Build time about 15-20 minutes including reading the steps in the magazine as you go along.

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First step, build the tool arm..

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You cant see it clearly in these pictures but I managed to put the screw into my fingers twice causing them to bleed. ouuuccchhhh!

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Fit the arm to the tool compartment…

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Fit the tool compartment door to the tool compartment..

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Install the tool compartment to the side panel..

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Now, join the three side panels together to make one half of R2D2…

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All done.. One more issue and i’m all caught up!

Build your own R2D2 by Deagostini Issue 84

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

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Assemble the pivots firstly.

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Assemble the clutch.

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Assemble the clutch linkage

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Fit the arm assembly

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Installing the arms…

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Fit the motor

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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.

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R2D2 by Deagostini Issue 83

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

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Assemble the tool compartment.

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Fit the tool compartments

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Install the ultrasonic sensors.

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

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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.

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R2D2 by Deagostini Issue 82

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

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Start by assembling the tool compartment..IMG_1464

 

Complete assembling the tool compartment.

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Fit the tool compartment to the body panel.

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Install the ultrasonic sensors.

 

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

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Finally fit the sensor assembly to the body panel.

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