Agdros' R2 Builder blog

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, September 7, 2009

Dragon*Con 2009

Had a really good time. We did have some problems with the con directors early on... Something about causing a fire hazard because we were drawing too many people to one area.
I was really happy to see R2-KT there. If you don't know the story about this droid, check out

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Conooga 2009

Just a few pictures from the event.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Long time No post

Welcome to all who have recently visited this blog.
Sorry I have not posted much over the past year. I am trying to get excited about this project again as several of the parts that I was waiting on have finally arrived.

Parts received over the past few months:
ALU frame
ALU front and rear logic surround
slip ring
JAG motor mounts
Jedi Control system
Skin mounting blocks

Parts on order:
ALU battery harnesses
ALU Feet locks

Parts still needed:
ALU periscope and fittings
NPC2122 motors

I will try to get some pictures this weekend.
I have assembled the frame and stuck one of Ryan's ALU legs on it just to test the fit.

The rest is still as it was back in October last year.

Dragon Con is coming up. I will not be attending but many of the builders from the east coast appear to be busy making plans to attend.

more soon.

Friday, April 4, 2008

It is time to get back to R2

Well, its been a while now since I posted. After the trip to Ireland, holiday season demanded a large amount of my time. The room I was working in to build R2, was converted into a play room for my daughter, so I don't really have anywhere to work at the moment.

In December I started working on my basement workshop. I have not made too much progress there, but its coming along. I will probably start working on this again when my new ALU frame arrives.

In February I took R2(still R3 head) to 2 different parties. Issues with front foot caster continue to limited mobility, but he was still a great success.

Parts that arrived over the past 5 months includes:
front and rear logic bezels
ALU coin slots
ALU knurled fittings
Leon's rear logic board
108 multi color 3mm leds

Parts expected to arrive soon:
ALU frame
ALU rear logic surround
slip ring
JAG motor mounts

Parts still needed:
ALU periscope and fittings
ALU battery harnesses
NPC2122 motors
24ah Batteries
other electronics

Parts wanted, but not needed:
Jedi Control system
Dan's power distribution board

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hello from Ireland!!

Hey guys. I am in Ireland this week. Hanging out with family and having a good time.
I will be back in the states sometime next week. Keep building and have fun folks.!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

SPDT idea

Jerry Chevalier asked:
Has anyone ever come up with a board or a way to handle an auto switching source of power?

For example: I am plugged into a AC outlet. If I unplug the AC and the master switch is on then it reverts to battery power?

If I am on battery and I connect back up to AC then it shuts off the battery source. A UPS board sounded like it would work but I haven’t had too much success with that

I decided to take on this challenge and came up with the following wiring design.

I am not sure this will work, and I am looking for validation. There are a few versions of this on the message board, but this is the final version.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Southern Builders Meeting

Dan, Steele, and I got on the road around 6am on Saturday morning 10/13. We made it to Jacksonville, FL just a few minutes after noon. It was a long drive but worth the effort.

My droid is still having some issues with my center foot casters. They are binding up pretty bad.

Still have lots of things going on, so build time has been reduced drastically. I hope to get back to working on things in November.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Feet work

Needed to work on my feet a bit. Started with the center foot. I was not happy with the omni ball casters that I was using so I modified my JAG center foot to hold 2 3" casters.

These casters have the Brake.. which I really didn't want but I found them pretty cheap at Lowes...will see how they do.

hope to paint my outer feet today and then get my droid standing again within the next few days.

Friday, September 21, 2007

OFF topic -- Videos

Just wanted to post this. I like Ben Folds. Enjoy.

This is a cover of The Postal Service "Such Great Heights". Look it up on youtube to see the original version.

This next one is sort of on topic.. but not really.