Let's Make Robots!

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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Never intended on doing a step by step, so there are only a few shots. I wasn't sure it would even come together this well.

I have a family curse, we like to start projects...........

so realistic! if i were George Lucas, i would sign my autograph on that! welcome to LMR!

Looks like a fun site and good people too!

Wow, please more info about his "guts" and how you built it. Great!!!