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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Re: Full sized R2-D2 (WIP)

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.

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

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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.

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