Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Welcome to Droid Central!

I am hoping to start building a full-size Astromech droid (like R2-D2 for those not familiar with the geeky vernacular). My goal is to use the Styrene plans from Astromech.net and the r2builders group on Yahoo. Those two sites have a wealth of information as well as links to other builder sites that have provided a lot of inspiration.

My goal to is build this droid on the cheap. Scratch build as much as possible and buy resin parts of the squirrely bits.

I printed out the full size blueprints on some old paper off of our wide format printer. I then mounted them onto scrap cardboard to do a dry run to get my head around the plans. I want to see where the tricky bits will be and where I can make some modifications to the plan to simplify the number of parts.

To quote Lando, “Here goes nothing!”