New R2 Developments & Future Projects
03/10/18 - time to update this page
As a result of having my parts cut by a CNC shop, instead of cutting them myself, I've been able to fill a lot more orders. The downside is that I'm spending a lot of my time packaging parts for shipment & keeping my (2) 3D printers busy turning out parts. Dosn't leave much time for new projects :-(

The one project that has been keeping me busy in the quiet times is the design for Chopper. Most of the 3D modeling has been completed & I'm now working on turning that into designs that can be assembled from CNC cut parts. The vast number,and sizes, of cylindrical components in Chopper has been an on-going concern.
See my Chopper Website for more details

12/22/15 - New R2 Developments

A 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 2nd prototype.
The CNC shop that I'm working with can cut Engraved Skins! [They are now available in both CS:L and CS:R versions]
Future Projects (2015 version)
Here is a list of projects that I've been thinking about for a while now. As usual, I"m overcomitted. So, not much has happened here.
It's 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. update - I've published 3D models but the Booster Covers are a difficult item to make using a 2.5 D CNC machine. See
CS:R Leg Assembly
It's time for me to start working on the Styrene Dome I bought back in 2009 for motivation! My droid remains 'headless'
I've 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. 
update - I never 'got back to' completing this design.
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! I work in the un-insulated garage and I live in NJ. Winters & summers are uncomfortable at best. I've already located a widely available, inexpensive (~$26), dolly with 150 lbs load capacity that I think is 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 R2-SR Droid Transport, My Take
 update - still a project I need to work on, my back isn't getting any stronger!

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!