This r2 is built with the mission of helping non-profit and charity organizations. So far, this droid has appeared at Adopt-a-pet, the local church fall festival for 2 years, and various events at the shopping mall. He also was built with the idea of being robust and affordable, kids can approach and touch, which can be a bit tough on him, but so far, no turnovers or major damage.
Gear: two 100 watt scooter motors, chain drive on 12 volts, sabre speed controller. 4 lipoly batteries in parallel for
16 ah. 6 channel r/c surface frequency. Automotive audio amp wirh a bluetooth transmitter so i control sound from my
shirt pocket up to 10 meters. A drill with a wheel chucked in rubs inside the dome and spins it like crazy. (his only
Wow, this is really amazing. Wow, this is really amazing. R2D2 in the most realistic fashion. I bet the kids and all the Star Wars fans absolutely love it. I am sure you will make a lot of people happy if you posted how you did it.
An R2D2 replica has many kids looking for at church festivals and other events so I hope that they can see it more often and that they will catch the Star Wars fever as well.
details around the dome, like the “holo projector” are bondo. I cast some bottle parts in plaster to make a mold, coated it with petroleum jelly and sanded it to shape. Bondo i great for that, and strong enough to drill and screw into. The big center scanner eye is a glass lens, I used to be a copier repair tech, so i came across lots of cool stuff on it’s way to the dumpster. The blue squarish scanner eye frame is also bondo.