Hello from Bolingbrook

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MaxPowerX360
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Hello from Bolingbrook

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Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself, I've been to a few events but never really did an introduction here on the boards. My name is Jason and I have a full size R2D2. I started building him about 3 years ago, I have a woodworking background and saw how some were building a majority of the droid out of wood and figured I could do that. My build is all wood, styrene and resin, I run him at 24v on 2 razor scooter motors and controlled by a ps2 and arduino setup. Its been a pretty rock solid setup and I like the fact that I can write new code for future features if I want. Its become an obsession now since I am on the waiting list for a lot of aluminum upgrades, I'll probably end up with 2 droids.
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I'm also in the process of building my first stormtrooper armor, I went with ATA for my first build. I still haven't decided if I'm building it for trooping or just setting it up in my basement....we'll see
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My latest project is building an R5D4 dome so that I can swap between R2 and R5. I'll be able to attach all the red details with magnets and just swap the sd card for changing up the sound files. I'm planning on having it finished for C2E2, R5 will have a fully functional bad motivator with a built in fog machine....should be good times.
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Thats it for now, looking forward to helping out on future events and getting to know everybody.

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Love your Artoo. Very cool to have 2 accomplished builders (you and Glass, I'm in Montgomery) right in my backyard. Very cool to see your Red coming together, as that is one I'd love to build. Good seeing you at Legoland, and welcome, officially, to the boards :mrgreen:

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Jason was that your electrical tape I used at Legoland? :) I'm not too far from you in Westmont.
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Welcome Aboard!

Finish that TK and build up the ranks!

Look forward to seeing you and Red at C2E2

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It was great to meet you Jason! More build pictures!!!
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Remo wrote:Jason was that your electrical tape I used at Legoland? :) I'm not too far from you in Westmont.
Yup, hope it helped some, next time I'll pack my solder iron. :thumbs:

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Welcome Jason. It was nice meeting you at Legoland. Your R2 is amazing. Love the weathering on it. A true R2D2.

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Started weathering the dome...starting to look like R5

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AWESOME!

So this basically fits in place of pieces to convert R2 into R5?

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Yes, I'll be able to swap between the two. All the electronics will be contained in R5's head, although I might mess around some more with this as I want to be able to control some of the lights. Then the utility arms and panels are held in with magnets. I cut and rolled some pieces of sheet metal and then glued some magnets inside the skins
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