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Space for a Robot

Space for a Robot


Space for a Robot - In Progress 2 image

If I’d have known how many episodes this went on for, I probably wouldn’t have started it. If I’d known how big it was going to be, I probably wouldn’t have started it. However, once I’d invested in a few episodes, it was difficult to stop.

In a Newsagents Far Far Away…

As stated before, I’m building R2D2 from Star Wars – a quarter size scale model from DeAgostini.

It’s metal and high quality plastics, wiring, diodes, circuit boards and goodness knows what else. I’m up to episode 75 with 25 to go. The trouble is it comes out every week, not monthly as I’d originally thought. When they say small print, they’re talking nanometres not inches. I collect the magazines in batches of about three or four and every time the lady at the newsagent asks me how I’m getting on – I thought I’d better get on with some more so I can truthfully say “I’m making progress”.

Space for a Robot - In Progress 3 image

Problem-solving

It’s a great model and I am enjoying the intricacies of assembling and all the electronics. It’s a great way to relax from everything else. While everyone is competent at putting Tab A into Slot B, this is a bit more hooking strange-looking plasticy bit into metal flange that looks to have a bit missing! There’s a lot of problem-solving required using forums and even buying a back episode I missed. Thank you internet, you’re my only hope!

However, the real reason I’m so enjoying building R2 is because there’s a link to another project I’m currently working on, in conjunction with rp; At The Jumpgate – an episodic, sci fi, webcomic set in the far future with Max as the main protagonist.

As you may have heard, we’ve bought a narrowboat so the main problem-solving I’m still having to figure out is, where I’m going to put it, aboard Nb Mirrless!

So, if anyone has space for a robot…

Space for a Robot - In Progress 6 image

Ah, well. Back to the instructions…

mu

I Am a Robot, I Obey

I Am a Robot, I Obey

Robot - Studio - making I image
Assembling the Foot

I’m Building a Robot

It’s the Star Wars Build Your Own R2-D2 from DeAgostini. I’ve been collecting the weekly published magazines (I wasn’t aware they were weekly when I started <emoji>). I’ve bought up to Issue 60 and I finally started the build last week.

The reason I waited so long to start building is that I didn’t have episode 6. I eventually had to purchase it from ebay – and then I was off.

The robot is a 1:2 scale replica of R2-D2 from Star Wars with electronic components and it can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet! And it’s a movie accurate representation.

I love getting to see the inner workings and it ties in quite nicely with the robots I’ve painted for card designs. I’m going to expand this.

Staples

Once again, I seem plagued by staples (see Upholstery Class – Session 2). I have a steadily building pile from opening the magazine bags so it’s not the most earth-friendly

It’s a fascinating challenge and I’m enjoying the process. It’s building into something spectacular. The only problem is – what do I do with it once I’ve completed it? There won’t be room on the narrowboat for it!

Robot - Lightsaber image
Lightsaber

“May the forc…”

mu