Devin's Astromech Build

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Re: Devin's Astromech Build

Postby MonCal » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:02 pm

Excellent.

How is the snowtrooper coming? :)

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Re: Devin's Astromech Build

Postby R2DEVO » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:27 pm

MonCal wrote:Excellent.

How is the snowtrooper coming? :)


Waiting on Andi to show me how to use the sewing machine to sew on all the velcro. Resin greeblies painted metallic. Started ripping out the lace ring stitches on the boots.

But mostly sewing left. Then weathering. Too bad it won't be ready for Saturday!

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Re: Devin's Astromech Build

Postby MonCal » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:42 pm

You have time to get it finished. We built 5 of them in two days when we made the first batch, for a parade ;)

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Re: Devin's Astromech Build

Postby R2DEVO » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:55 pm

That's true....I am the ultimate slacker :cry:

we need some different smilies

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Re: Devin's Astromech Build

Postby WyoLars » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:42 am

R2DEVO wrote:That's true....I am the ultimate slacker :cry:

we need some different smilies


When i get a chance I can try and dump the MG501.com smilies for you ;) I got lots of star wars ones and quite a few droids!

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Re: Devin's Astromech Build

Postby R2DEVO » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:07 pm

WyoLars wrote:
When i get a chance I can try and dump the MG501.com smilies for you ;) I got lots of star wars ones and quite a few droids!


That would be saaweeeeet!

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Re: Devin's Astromech Build

Postby R2DEVO » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:34 am

Foot complete with battery box and braided hose!
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Re: Devin's Astromech Build

Postby igrover » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:08 pm

Hey Devin -

Did you purchase the weathered braided hose or the regular hose?

Also, how are you attaching your knurled hose fittings to the foot shell. Are you using the knurled hose fitting nut plates that are for sale at the Astormech web site?

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Re: Devin's Astromech Build

Postby R2DEVO » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:54 pm

igrover wrote:Hey Devin -

Did you purchase the weathered braided hose or the regular hose?

Also, how are you attaching your knurled hose fittings to the foot shell. Are you using the knurled hose fitting nut plates that are for sale at the Astormech web site?


I got the pre-weathered braided hose from Mike Velcheck. The fittings are indeed secured with nut plates on the inside of both the battery box and foot shell. I got the battery box nut plates from Ryan Huffman, same guy who supplied the aluminum battery boxes.

For the foot shell, I got a set of foot strips from Corellian Exports, which included nut plates to go on the inside.

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Re: Devin's Astromech Build

Postby R2DEVO » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:28 pm

With me being home for a while, and some fun events coming up....progress!

First up...fixing my poorly mounted PSI lights! The LEDs were mounted far too close to the lens...for far too long.
I designed some PSI housings inspired by McWheeler's aluminum housings, and 3D printed them at home. This puts the PCB deeper into the dome. Combine that with some "chrome" paint, and here we go:

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View from inside with PCB mounted snugly in place:
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View from the outside:
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And view with them on:
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There is still a little bit of LED definition in there, so I might try a thicker acrylic lens.

Did you see what else is new? 3 "REON" RGB holoprojector lights, power couplers, and octogon ports. It's good to have some of those holes filled in :)

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