King Arthur, the mouse droid

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Re: King Arthur, the mouse droid

Postby lynellephi » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:15 am

I've been working on a mouse droid since Christmas after collecting some parts over the summer. I guarantee it's much easier to build than an R2 unit. This is a fun little project with an RJ series race car chassis, a full-scale shell, and lots of IC chips that I pushed into a perf board while watching the Super Bowl.

A little backstory to his name: a friend of mine called it Arthur, thinking that the PBS kid show was about a family of mice. It took me a few days to realize what he was talking about. No, it's a family of aardvarks. But I like the name Arthur, and since he's full sized, I renamed him King Arthur (KA for short). I then went to work on some cool graphics for racing stripes. I came up with Excaliber with flames coming out. I know I have some work to do with it (I just printed it on plain paper in color, cut out the image, and taped it on). I want the sword to be longer, the flames to wrap around, and have it a vinyl sticker (not taped on). For what I did in a couple hours I think it looks pretty good. He probably won't win races, but he'll sure look good trying!

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Re: King Arthur, the mouse droid

Postby lynellephi » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:31 pm

I went to the Goodwill 99 cent jeans sale, and found a spy camera for $6. If it works I would like to put it in KA so he can spy for the empire! I hope it has the software...

EDIT: And it has the software!! I just got to download it, that's all. I'm charging the cam today in the hopes that I can try it out next weekend (while doing my taxes).
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Re: King Arthur, the mouse droid

Postby MonCal » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:05 pm

Cool. You will have to share how that works out. :)

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