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R2D2 on a budget


This r2 is built with the mission of helping non-profit and charity organizations. So far, this droid has appeared at Adopt-a-pet, the local church fall festival for 2 years, and various events at the shopping mall. He also was built with the idea of being robust and affordable, kids can approach and touch, which can be a bit tough on him, but so far, no turnovers or major damage.

  Gear: two 100 watt scooter motors, chain drive on 12 volts, sabre speed controller. 4 lipoly  batteries in parallel for

16 ah. 6 channel r/c surface frequency.  Automotive audio amp wirh a bluetooth transmitter so i control sound from my

shirt pocket up to 10 meters. A drill with a wheel chucked in rubs inside the dome and spins it like crazy. (his only

defensive weapon)

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Tastes like chicken

details around the dome, like the "holo projector" are bondo. I cast some bottle parts in plaster to make a mold, coated it with petroleum jelly and sanded it to shape. Bondo i great for that, and strong enough to drill and screw into. The big center scanner eye is a glass lens, I used to be a copier repair tech, so i came across lots of cool stuff on it's way to the dumpster. The blue squarish scanner eye frame is also bondo.

Wow, this is really amazing. R2D2 in the most realistic fashion. I bet the kids and all the Star Wars fans absolutely love it. I am sure you will make a lot of people happy if you posted how you did it.

Well done. It seems R2D2 is gaining ground in this community. Do you have pictures of the building progress?