Monday, September 29, 2008

Vent Frame

I had the vent frame cut today. Still need to drill and tap the #4-40 holes, but things are coming along nicely.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More frame parts

I had the utility arm carrier horizontal & vertical rails cut today. At the moment they are unfinished. Drilling and tapping are still needed. Pix coming soon.

Friday, September 19, 2008

First parts made.

Well after many years of lurking around the R2 Builders club. I decided now was the time to start making my own astromech droid. Fortunately I have the ability to have some of the parts made at work, since we have a 3D router that we use to cut custom and fabricated letters, logos and signs.

I decided the first thing I should do was to make the frame and work out from there. So with the help of my work peers I had the three rings of the frame cut using JAG 5.0 drawings.

I know this will be a very long process, but I will post my progress when possible.