Archive for the ‘legs’ Category

R2 is now standing on his own feet

April 9, 2009

I finally was able to get R2 to stand on his own 3 feet and as an added bonus all 3 feet have the wheels and motors in them. It should be very soon that I have him rolling around under his own power!


Attached the legs and dome

October 29, 2008

I got my legs attached to the frame and the dome as well. It’s really starting to look like R2D2 now and not just a pile of parts. Next step, attach the skins to the frame.

Leg assembled

September 18, 2008

Got one of the legs assembled yesterday and it turned out nice.

Mmmm fresh painted parts

September 17, 2008

I got a bunch of parts back from the paint shop today. They look great. Can’t wait to get the rest of the parts so I can have it all together, especially the frame.

Cleanup of shoulder rings

August 18, 2008

I put the shoulder rings on a lathe and cleaned up the outside of them to make them nice and smooth and shiny. I also trimmed down the thickness from the 1.25″ that the bar stock was made from to the print specified 1.125″


August 14, 2008

I started cutting parts on the waterjet today.

Legs and ankle cylinders arrive

August 14, 2008

The legs and ankle cylinders arrived today from Darryl Sorensen.