Topic: Full sized R2-D2 (WIP)

Got a new 3D Printer.
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Time to start a project I've been wanting to do for 25-20 years.... a Full Sized R2-D2.
I finished Radar Eye Surround the other day. But I printed it in the wrong orientation so I have a lot of finishing work to do on it.

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... and my first holoprojector finished while I was typing...

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Last edited by Snail (2020-09-01 22:40:21)

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Re: Full sized R2-D2 (WIP)

It's been about a month and a half, and R2 is coming along nicely. Finished printing the Dome in about 2 weeks, another 2 weeks of Sanding and painting. Main Body Rings 1 & 2 are done, Third Ring is printing now and should be done in about a week.

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Last edited by Snail (2020-09-01 22:45:24)

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Re: Full sized R2-D2 (WIP)

This is a level of commitment...I can't even...<gawks>

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For when pictures ain't enough.

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Okay, hear me out...
Build a 3d printer into that R2 unit, and then it can make more of itself.

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I don't know about von Neumann R2s there, buddy.

Boter, formerly of TF.N as Boter and DarthArjuna. I like making movies and playing games, in one order or another.

Re: Full sized R2-D2 (WIP)

...Okay fine but only if I get one.

Boter, formerly of TF.N as Boter and DarthArjuna. I like making movies and playing games, in one order or another.

Re: Full sized R2-D2 (WIP)

This is the coolest thing I've ever seen. I have no idea how I missed this thread the first time.

Have you had to reprint any pieces, or has it all been sanding-pieces-down and slotting them into place?

EDIT: THE DOME ROTATION IS SO SMOOTH

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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I haven't needed to reprint any full parts,... yet. A LOT of sanding, bondo, sanding, sanding, priming, sanding painting, sanding, wet sanding, painting,..repeat.

I have had to restart a few parts because of poor print plat adhesion (try saying that 5 times fast wink ) and twice because of a power outage (the printer is supposed to restart where it left off, but it didn't. might be a setting or firmware issue I need to fix.)

The Dome spins on a 450mm Lazy Susan. There will be a motor (with a gear) mounted inside the body to spin the Susan.

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Last edited by Snail (2020-09-05 15:16:08)

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Re: Full sized R2-D2 (WIP)

What about the vast list of easter eggs and tricks and shit you have in mind. What about the vast list.

...will it Rickroll in beeps?

Teague Chrystie

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Printing the Back Panel, then on to the Greebles I haven't printed yet.
Painting the body, followed by more sanding and painting of said body, repeat.


If I can have him Rolling, Beeping and Blinking by the end of the year I'd be happy enough... anything else is a bonus.

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Let there be Lights!!

Starting to get the lights together (from a kit on Astomech.net).


And since the Facebook photo links keep breaking, I made a slideshow of the photos on my phone.

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Monthly R2 Update: Spent most of last month printing legs. Had a whole leg print fail, the infill didn't print right - it got all spongy. So I cleaned out a clog in the PFE tube, bought a different brand PETG Filament, and raised the temperature. The next sets of legs and ankles printed perfectly.
I've also printed two feet frames. I've decided to buy wheels instead of printing them, just have to figure out how to modify the feet for the new wheels.

Currently printing the center foot frame. He's almost ready to stand on his own!

Parts left to print: center ankle, right and left feet shells (covers), center foot shell, and leg greebles (right horseshoe, left and right booster cover, Right- left- and center ankle greebles) and the ankle battery boxes.

"Life is about movies; anything else is a bonus!"- Me   cool