New R2 Developments & Future Projects
New R2 Developments
Dome Motivator for CS:L droids,
based on the one in my CS:R NextGen
frame bundle, is now available as
a separate product. Although designed for styrene droids it should
work for any droid where you have the space to mount the bracket that
holds the motor. My thanks to Kevin Roche (kmr926) for testing the
The CNC shop that I'm working with can cut Engraved Skins!
the cooperation of Paul Murphy (joymonkey), and permission from
my BC rep Steele Smith, I'm offering CS:R Skins in the half wrap
version. Their design is based on the posted CS:R skin files and is
similar to what
Paul originally offered. To handle
the problems surrounding doors
that open in single layer skins I've also designed a set of door
backing plates, door frames, and hinges.
dress up your new
droid skin, while you accumulate the body parts you need, I've
designed a set of “Pasties” to fill the void. Pasties are 1.6mm
thick versions of body parts, like power couplings, etc., that
substitute for the real parts. They are thin enough to easily bend to
the curve of the skin. See the details here!
Here is a list of projects that I've been thinking about for a while
time for me to redesign my legs so that they are CS:R compatible and
include the booster covers as part of the leg package. The new design
will be backwards compatible with Media Conversion, and Dave Everett,
style of fixed shoulders but also support the CS:R bolt pattern.
recently swapped a frame for a set of DKMurphys TeeCees Dome lights. So
it's time for me to start working on the Styrene Dome I bought back in
2009 for motivation! First up will be a Dome ring utilizing 3D printed
parts to mate with a variety of dome styles. That will be followed by a
set of designs for 3D printed Dome parts. For example Front & Rear Logic Displays.
The 3D printed holoprojector I showed off at DroidCon II is already
available from a number of suppliers.
been asked to work up a CNC cut, egg crate version, of the R5 Dome
design posted by Dave Everett Downloads -> 02-Derivatives
-> R5-D4 Blueprints
on the R2BC website. There are a number of inconsistent measurements in
the published documents. When I resume working on the design I'll be
posting questions on the forums.
Carrying R2 up (and down) a
flight of stairs to my basement workshop, has made me realize that what
I really need is Droid Dolly! While I can work in the un-insulated
garage I live in NJ so winters & summers are uncomfortable at
I've already located a widely available, inexpensive (~$26), dolly with
150 lbs load capacity that I think is a good starting point. Now to do
the design that's Inspired by the R2.0 Droid Skid, designed by Chris
Reiff (Mr. Sparkle) and work done by
Transport, My Take
What am I missing?
Send me email, ( fpirz at media dash conversions
dot net ) to let me know what should take priority!
If you have a project that's not on the list tell me about it too!